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Mental illness: a growing phenomenon in the 21st Century

Mental illness is a growing phenomenon in the 21st Century, but not everyone gets the help they need. Therefore, the essential function of school and education is to protect the mental health of boys and girls.

A physically active body and fitness it’s not the only measure of good health! Instead, it’s a simple way to improve a child’s mental and moral health. In fact, in the same way we feel physically ill, we can also be mentally ill. Physical and psychological health are inextricably connected and both are equally important to a person.

Mental illness is a disorder of the human body which includes mood, thinking and behavior changes. It can be caused by stress or a reaction to an event. Although these illnesses are very common and can affect anyone, there is still widespread prejudice. People are still reluctant to accept mental illness because of this stigma, they are embarrassed to admit it and seek medical attention.

Our society needs to change its mind about mental health disorders, people should get rid of the stigma associated with the disease and educate themself about it. The consequences can be devastating if mental illness is not treated in time.

In conclusion, physical and emotional well-being are the keys to success in all aspects of life. People should be aware of the effects of mental illness and should give greater importance to keeping the mind healthy the way the physical body is kept healthy. Psychological and physical health cannot be separated from one another.
Article written by the student Francesca Riverso