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Mental health Awareness in Schools

Supportive Activists Foundation has successfully conducted a school mental Health training at Gambia Senior Secondary School.

The purpose of the training is educating students towards mental Health understanding and Mental illness sensitizes them about the risk factors and symptoms associated with various mental health conditions. Our Psycho-education program in schools is to creates awareness and can be resourceful for individuals students and their loved ones to gain self awareness on mental health, It also helps break the stigma associated with mental ill health, additionally; it can promote efforts for treatment and recovery.

According to WHO report an estimated 10-20% of adolescents globally experience mental health conditions, yet these remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Youths are the most venerable when it comes to mental illness or mental health, So as school going children’s; they need to understand the things that affect their daily life activities which includes how they think, feel and act.

This initiative will help students to understand how to handle stress, relate with others and make healthy choices or decisions.

Mental health is important in every stage of life, its significant to promote awareness; many special thanks go to our volunteer’s team who always endures the best of volunteerism and not forgetting the students of Gambia Senior Secondary School and the school administration.

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