Volume : V, Issue : IV, April - 2015

Mental Health Education to Youth

Rajendra Baikady

Abstract :

 There are more than 1522 colleges and 567universities in India with more than 07 million students enrolled across the country. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other serious mental health problems are prevalent on campuses across the nation. A large national survey of college students identified rates of depression (44%), episodic binge drinking (45%), and suicidal thoughts (10%) that highlight the need for 

adequate mental health care. Suicide is currently the second–leading cause of death among college students; resulting 
in approximately 1100 deaths per year college–age adults are especially vulnerable to mental health problems, in part 
because many such problems first emerge in the late teens or early 20s. It’s also notable that there is no coverage of 
Mental Health aspects in the Syllabus of Education Except specializations. There is a need for the inclusion of mental 
health component in the syllabus of each and every course and in a specific level. This paper is an attempt to develop 
a module on mental health education that can be offered as a compulsory paper for all the under graduation courses 
irrespective of discipline across the country

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Rajendra Baikady Mental Health Education to Youth Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 4 April 2015


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