As more adults are learning about mental health, they are starting to pass down their knowledge and teach their children about self-care and what’s really going on when they feel stressed, upset, or panicky. This creates a domino effect, where these children then pass the information on to their peers. That’s exactly what one teacher saw for herself when she asked a student to lend out his pencil.
Right now, we’re on the cusp of a mental health revolution. While we still have a long way to go to remove the stigma around mental health, more and more people are striking up conversations about how it affects their life.
However, mental health doesn’t just affect adults. It’s estimated that around 1 in 5 children will suffer each year – but that doesn’t mean we’re not doing anything about it. In fact, many parents are helping their children stay positive, and one teacher saw this for herself when she was running low on pencils.