Mental Health Is Your Issue Too

By Akash Wasil “Okay class, it’s time to talk about mental health. For this unit, we’ll be discussing major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and…” Meanwhile, the class of apathetic high school students decides to check their phones, attempt to nap, or pull out some math homework. The students have already concluded that this unit won’t have any relevance to their lives. Yet these same students will go on to sleep for five hours a night, constantly stress about tests, struggle to live up to parental or societal expectations, and fail to find intrinsic value in many of their daily activities. But as long as they don’t fit the diagnostic criteria for the mental illness categories, they’re perfectly healthy. Right? Read the full article here: http://harvardpolitics.com/harvard/mental-health-issue/

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