Teenagers, Technology and Taunting Britain’s Mental Health Crisis, By Rohan Chauhan, Nower Hill High School


Is wellbeing truly a physical matter? Mental health is our physical, emotional and social well-being. Mental health issues concerningly impact about one in ten teenagers each year. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are frequently a direct response to what is occurring in a sensitive young person’s life. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family; part of the same football team; live next door. However, an association between them and you’re still are present, and minuscule, precious actions could support them as an example, displaying acceptance and respect; serving to assure these people have the identical rights and possibilities as others and without a doubt smiling at people encountering a distressing time.

The rise of social media means we are more globally connected than we have been in any part of history and time. Nonetheless, our dependence on social media can have an injurious impact on our mental health, with the average Brit checking their phone as many as twenty-eight times a day. Indisputably, social media platforms do have numerous amounts of benefits, using them too often can create a long-term feeling of isolation and unhappiness. Moreover, the trend of taking perfectly filtered photos which appear on Instagram and Snapchat are destined to influence susceptible teenager’s self-esteem, while checking digital networking platforms obsessively could help contribute towards an unsatisfactory sleep. We can restrict our social media utilization by turning off notifications, setting limits in social media settings and spending extra time with friends and families. Social networking sites, as an example, Instagram have introduced settings to limit usage by allowing a user to set a time limit on the platform also they have given an option to mute notifications to help avoid addiction.

Homework is a meaningful part of being successful inside and outside the classroom for children, but an excessive amount of it can have an alternatively negative result. Students who expend themselves on weekly assignments from teachers and are unable to have different commitments and priorities, like sports, extracurricular activities and interactions with friends. Extracurricular activities enable younger people to refresh their minds and bodies away from the centralised world of studies. According to research, fifty-six percent of students in the United Kingdom consider homework as a fundamental source of stress. Exorbitant amounts of homework can lead to exhaustion, headaches and weight loss. Eating habits can be influenced by an abundance of homework as families may choose fast food as a convenient, faster alternative. In order to keep on top of homework we can tackle the hardest assignments first, create a homework plan, then try completing tasks as early as possible.

Bullying is a serious threat to the younger generation in society. It is often described where someone intentionally and repeatedly causes an injury or discomfort to another person. Surveys have shown heartless, spiteful actions affects twenty-nine percent of high school students annually. Although, bullying commonly takes place during childhood, the repercussions can last freely into adulthood. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and low-self-esteem issues perturb multiple adults who were once bullied in childhood. Does a bully have empathy? There are bullies who show aggression as a manner to feel effective because their parents demonstrate that type of behaviour at home. Some oppressors who use relational bullying to stay in a position of reasonable social power so that they do not slip and might in fact, get to the pinnacle of the famous ladder. A previous trend of happy slapping emboldened the younger generation to slap a virtuous stranger, while involving a friend to film the perverse assault. Does the media create an adverse ramification on normal uninfluenced teenagers?

Ultimately, I believe that people who have experienced mental health problems almost have a responsibility to crack the myths of mental health patients as violent, irredeemably insane and useless. This could be done by re-engaging with friends, families and neighbours also, where necessary, learning about their situations along with becoming just another part of the diverse communities that make up our world. Governments can also contribute, through finding mental health services such as CAHMS, which have had severe cuts due to the austerity of the conservative government.


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