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The Intersection of Education and Mental Health

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Education is one of the greatest indicators of what’s to come later in life, including income, social status, and employment. It is also a great indicator of overall mental wellness. The link between education and mental health is very complex, with each greatly impacting the other. Let’s explore how education influences mental health, and why it’s important to recognize the connection between the two.


How Education Impacts Mental Health


Helping Students Develop Coping Skills

Education gives students the tools to solve problems, be resilient, and cope with difficult situations. In fact, Elevo coaches are proud to equip our students with strategies that teach self-care and mindfulness. These skills are crucial to managing stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges.


Fostering Confidence

When students find success in education, they often feel a boost in confidence and self-esteem. Achieving their goals help them feel a sense of accomplishment that positively impacts their mental health. Similarly, difficulties in the classroom can lead to decreased self-worth and increased stress.


Building Relationships

We’re all about helping our students build lasting friendships and connections with their peers. As these friendships develop both inside and outside the classroom, they allow students to feel as though they belong. This social support is imperative to maintaining good mental health.


Learning Routine

It’s no secret that children respond better to structure. A regular daily routine can help them regulate their lives and maintain stability. For those students who live with depression or bipolar disorder, where stability plays a pivotal role in managing symptoms, this structure can be especially beneficial.


Providing Resources

Many schools have mental health resources available for students. On-site counselors and psychologists can offer assistance to those who may be struggling with their mental health. This assistance can prevent mental health issues from worsening with time.


Final Thoughts

Mental health and education are intertwined, contributing equally to students’ well-being. Educational institutions should prioritize mental health support for students, creating safe, inclusive environments that foster a sense of belonging for all. By fostering a supportive relationship between education and mental health, we can help individuals thrive academically and emotionally, ultimately leading to healthier, more fulfilling lives.


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