Mental Health: It needs to be taken seriously.

A Peacemaking Project by Cerys C.

What is the injustice we are solving?

I feel that mental health is not taken as seriously as it should be, especially in school. More steps need to be taken to ensure that young peoples mental health is being looked at and that they can receive the proper support that they need.

Comments:

Andrea C. Peace First Staff
3 October 2018 16:54

Hi Cerys!

Thanks so much for posting this project. I am glad you are taking action on mental health. I agree! More work must be done to ensure that young people facing mental health issues are supported. All the school community including teachers, principal and students should be engaged in this issue.

As you’re working through the questions in the Understand phase of your project, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions that come up! And you can check out the Peacemaking Tools for a full set of resources: https://www.peacefirst.org/peacemaking-tools.

Here are a few awesome projects on our platform that focus on mental health. I encourage you to check them out and comment on the ones that resonate for you--start a conversation and share ideas!
https://www.peacefirst.org/project/stick-hope
https://www.peacefirst.org/index.php/project/girls-girls-real-life-situations

I hope that these resources are useful! This work is so important--Thank you for what you're doing! Let me know if you have any questions or need support in thinking about your next steps. :) I'm excited to support you however possible, and to watch this project grow!

Best,
Andrea