Childhood and adolescence are critical stages of life for mental health. This is a time where rapid growth and development of cognitive and social-emotional skills that shape their future and are important for assuming adult roles in society.
Worldwide, 10% of children and adolescents experience a mental disorder, but the majority of them do not seek help or receive care.
Understanding mental health: Breaking barriers
Our inability to address mental health can be measured by how little societies are willing to talk about or understand it. The fear of harsh words, laughter and abuse that underline the stigma around mental health make it harder for children, adolescents and caregivers to express their feelings.
The #UNICEF and #WHO Joint Programme on Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being and Development of Children and Adolescents #(the “Joint Programme”) has a bold vision: By 2030, aims to achieve this by strengthening support and services, which will be given for children, adolescents and their caregivers.
Child well-being is associated with caregiver mental health. However, positive mental health – defined as the presence of positive emotions, psychological functioning, and social functioning – likely prevents depression and in caregivers may benefit children.
Little attention has been given to how caregivers sustain positive mental health, particularly when doing challenging work in impoverished settings.
The full-time caregivers at orphanages have love and a sincere desire to help the children they care for, but they often lack training on how to handle the complex behavioral and emotional problems that arise from a child’s past traumatic experiences.
In view of above discussion, extending my gratitude and thankfulness to @ Rainbow Homes Program ,Aharoan Kankanala Kranti Kiran Srilatha Morampudi for initiating MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORKSHOP for 3 days and around 50 kind hearted people who are working for the children and also made themselves more aware about mental health and its importance,learned about how to identify and help children and ownselves with mental health illness and promoting better health physically and mentally.
Happy to offer more help than this , anywhere and everywhere ,in future for the best happy and healthy community ..