Top 10 Mental & Emotional Health Challenges in Education

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The Top 10 Mental and Emotional Health Challenges Students Face as They Return to School in 2023

The start of a new school year can be a time of excitement and anticipation for students. However, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety, especially for students who are facing mental and emotional health challenges.

Here are the top 10 mental and emotional health challenges that students may face as they return to school in 2023:

  1. Academic pressure. The pressure to succeed academically can be a major source of stress for students. This is especially true for students who are taking challenging courses or who are preparing for college.
  2. Social anxiety. Social anxiety can make it difficult for students to make friends, participate in class, or speak up in group settings. This can lead to isolation and loneliness, which can have a negative impact on mental health.
  3. Bullying. Bullying can be a major source of stress and anxiety for students. It can also lead to low self-esteem, depression, and even suicide.
  4. Trauma. Students who have experienced trauma, such as abuse, neglect, or natural disasters, may be more likely to experience mental health challenges.
  5. Family problems. Family problems, such as divorce, financial difficulties, or substance abuse, can also contribute to mental health challenges in students.
  6. Mental health conditions. Students with mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, may face additional challenges in school.
  7. Sleep problems. Sleep problems can make it difficult for students to focus and learn in school. They can also contribute to mood disorders and anxiety.
  8. Eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can affect students of all ages. They can lead to physical health problems, as well as low self-esteem and depression.
  9. Substance abuse. Substance abuse is a serious problem that can affect students of all ages. It can lead to academic problems, legal trouble, and even death.
  10. Suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in the United States. It is important to be aware of the warning signs of suicide and to seek help if you or someone you know is struggling.

If you are a student who is facing any of these mental and emotional health challenges, it is important to reach out for help. There are many resources available to you, including school counselors, mental health professionals, and support groups.

It is also important to remember that you are not alone. Many students face mental and emotional health challenges, and there is help available. By reaching out for help, you can start on the road to recovery and improve your mental health.

Movement Genius has created over 5000 minutes of therapist-designed routines that are proven to alleviate stress, help you manage anxiety, and will improve feelings toward self. This support is CRITICAL when school counselors are booked and/or students do not have a support system to turn to. It’s less than $3 /month for us to give you access to professionals that can support your mental health. 

Here are some additional tips for students who are facing mental and emotional health challenges:

  • Take care of yourself. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly.
  • Talk to someone you trust. This could be a parent, friend, teacher, or counselor.
  • Join a support group. This can be a great way to connect with other students who are going through similar experiences. Movement Genius has weekly virtual sessions with the community
  • Seek professional help. If you are struggling to cope on your own, talk to a mental health professional.

Remember, you are not alone. There is help available, and you can get better.

If you need immediate support, text 988 to connect with a crisis support person.

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