ONE IN FOUR STUDENTS SUFFER FROM MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
SUICIDE IS THE 3RD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN AGES 10-24 AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE PREVALENT AMONGST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
The urgent need to promote awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people is becoming recognised by leaders, educators, parents and professionals across the globe. We want to go beyond awareness and implement effective solutions. Our goal is to contribute in improving the wellbeing of international students across the globe.
Lack of resilience, delaying to get help, or failing to deal with stress, can result in students falling into a negative spiral that makes the problem much worse. Our solution is to support international students maintain good wellbeing while pursuing their careers in different countries.
Over the past ten years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of international students who choose to go to university and the number of first year students who report a mental health condition is higher than ever before. In turn, the time to make university students’ mental health and wellbeing a priority, is long overdue. University life can present numerous new challenges to international student from academic demands, to being away from home, as well as balancing jobs and managing finances resulting to unhealthy coping mechanisms.
It is estimated by the OECD that poor mental health and wellbeing costs the UK over £94 billion per year, due to treatment, social support costs and losses to the economy.
"In order to develop sustainable students into the world, we need to invest in their personal sustainability. To have a sustainable world, the world needs self-sustained graduates."
LONDON (Reuters) - Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and coul...
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