The more that mental health is talked about in society, the more I’m wondering how we’re going to continue to address and deal with the many things that cause these symptoms and challenges, the true root causes, both sociological and biological.
That’s the “gazillion-dollar” question, and I don’t pretend to imagine that it will have an easy answer. Far from it. I see the big-picture of what’s going on in society quite well (I always have – simply a matter of intuition, something I found myself blessed with, though it has also been a curse at times where anxiety and worry is concerned), which leads me to wonder how politicians, leaders in the corporate world and healthcare (to name a few) will evolve in addressing the precursors to overall mental health wellness and illness.
…this is when I remind myself to be patient and remember that progress is being made on a daily basis. It may seem to be going at a snail’s pace at times, but it’s happening. People are speaking up and advocating for greater mental health support, empathy, awareness education and resources all over the world, now, and we must continue to do so.
Here’s more on the article from the UK demanding better mental health support for university students:
Student mental health support must improve, universities told
Universities are being told to “dramatically improve” support for students with mental health issues.
The government is announcing it will award a certificate of excellence to institutions which meet new standards of mental health care.It also wants universities to give students an opt-in service for vice chancellors to contact parents.
This would mean if students find themselves in a mental health crisis their relatives can be alerted.
It will reward institutions that show they are making student and staff mental health a priority, and have improved mental health and wellbeing outcomes.Officials will be working with charity Student Minds, Office for Students, Universities UK and the NUS among others to draw up the charter.
Mr Gyimah said some universities are doing well, but there are others that “have a way to go”.
“We want to make sure that every young person at university is better supported in the future, as far as their mental health and wellbeing is concerned,” he said.
Read more: www.bbc.com