In the World Mental Health Survey, it is triggered that middle and high school students have been facing anxiety problems, where they ‘frequently have mood swings’, and it is becoming a significant concern across grades, gender and types of schools.
Conducting a Survey
World Health Organization has initiated a survey where they tried to analyze the mental disorders caused by work or personal stress. According to the WHO, the survey has been conducted in twenty-eight developed and developing countries, and many other nations are in the progress of conducting the World Mental Health Survey.
Intensity and Impact of the Scenario
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) surveyed over 3.8 lakh students this year. In that survey, they identified that 81 per cent of the respondents reported that academics are the cause of their anxiety; amidst the cohort, 49 per cent of students have primary triggers in studies, whereas 28 per cent of students followed by the examinations and results.
According to the World Mental Health Report 2022, in 2019, a billion people had a mental disorder, and 14 per cent of the population was adolescents. And the data on suicide accounted for more than 1 in 100 deaths, and 58 per cent of suicides happened before the age of 50.
People suffering from severe mental health conditions die 10 to 20 years earlier than the general population.
Future Approach to Tackling Anxiety
Parents have started focusing on their children’s mental state by not stressing them more about studies and good examination results. Remolding the environment improves the mental health of homes, communities, schools, workplaces, health care services, and even the natural environment.