Here’s why you should’ve been taught about mental health at school

In school, almost everyone learns about Pythagorus Theorem (if you don’t remember what this is, you’re not alone), but nobody gets taught about mental health!

How many times have you had to use Pythagorus Theorem since leaving school? Probably ZERO. How many times have you felt stressed and anxious since leaving school? Probably a lot!

Lose a love one, will Pythagorus Theorem help you deal with the pain?

Get made redundant, will Pythagorus Theorem help you deal with the financial worry?

Become ill, will Pythagorus Theorem help you deal with the anxiety?

If work becomes overwhelming, will Pythagorus Theorem help you manage the stress?

The answer is no to all the above, yet these are scenarios that almost all of us will have to deal with at one point or another in our lives.

We learn a lot of useless material at school, and for us that have been through the education system, we can’t change that. For us, if we’re struggling from mental health issues, we need to acknowledge that it’s ok that we don’t know how to deal with it. By doing so, we open ourselves up to getting help from others.

Comment below if you think the education system needs to undergo reforms?

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