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Our mental health impacts our physical health and overall well-being. Someone struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, an eating disorder or addiction can find it difficult to maintain focus, find motivation for tasks and relate to peers and colleagues. The effects of mental health on our mood and ability to function throughout the day can impact all aspects of our lives. Good mental health is just as important for teachers and students as it is for the rest of the population.
Mental illness affects many students today. Pressures from home, their studies, and financial responsibilities can cause students to feel overwhelmed and become so anxious, education becomes a struggle. According to research, one in four students have a diagnosable mental illness, yet 40% don’t seek help.