Seriously, this is 2018, we realise now that you can be educated up to your eye-balls but if your mental health is suffering – so is everything you are working for and everyone you love.
I would LOVE to see a couple of subjects dropped and replaced…
You need algebra for your chosen career? Perfect, learn it in detail during your further education; instead of at school when you could be learning cognitive and behavioural techniques to remain calm and balanced no matter what is raging on around you.
Why are we all learning Trigonometry – when we could be learning how paranoia and comparison lead to eating disorders and body dysmorphia?
Let’s teach children how chemical imbalances affect everything: their moods, their brain function and their thoughts.
Let’s give them the info they need to MASTER mental health – like the future bosses they are.
To understand the human emotions and the effect they have on the world.
To be able to spot suffering in others and counsel them through it.
I have seen the brightest stars, fall at the first social hurdle, university, simply because they had no clue how to handle the move from home, the new environment and the freedom.
Let’s better prepare our upcoming generations and give them what they really do need to survive and make it out there.
Pass It On if you agree.