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AriaHere
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Divya0987
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Schools should educate their pupils about issues surrounding mental health

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Started: 3/2/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AriaHere

Pro

Why shouldn't students be taught that it is okay to have these mental health problems and there is help available for them?
This round is for acceptance.
Divya0987

Con

I'm against the fact that schools should educate their pupils about issues surrounding mental health. Your challenge accepted!
Debate Round No. 1
AriaHere

Pro

Personally, I dont see what is wrong with schools teaching their pupils about mental health. It isn't gonna make them worse, it may even help one or two people in the class. Obviously the class doesn't have to happen that often even once every two months or something.

1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 - 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class.
More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Less than half were treated appropriately at the time.
This is only two facts, just reading these made my stomach churn, to know that these people can be helped.

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http://www.youngminds.org.uk...
Divya0987

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Debate Round No. 2
AriaHere

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Debate Round No. 3
AriaHere

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Divya0987

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by dtien400 1 year ago
dtien400
Nivek -

To have mental problems isn't to normalize them. By having a mental problem you're merely suffering from a mental disorder or illness. Normalizing mental illnesses doesn't occur unless discussion about the mental problems are started. Simply having a mental problem normalizes nothing. If Judy has schizophrenia, nobody is being taught that schizophrenia is "okay." If Judy vocalizes about her experiences with schizophrenia, then one could argue schizophrenia is being "normalized." Still, the state of having a mental illness doesn't subject anyone to any opinions.

And what's wrong with normalizing mental problems? How does internalizing labels create confusion? Normalizing mental disorders teaches people not to stigmitize people with mental disorders. This means people with mental problems will receive better treatment and more support from their community. How can that cause confusion? And how does normalizing mental problems create any more labels than stigmitizing or ignoring a mental problem would?
Posted by Jamais23 1 year ago
Jamais23
Hmm, what's next? Let's not educate the kids about drugs?
Posted by Nivek 1 year ago
Nivek
I am too lazy to take Con, sorry.
Posted by Nivek 1 year ago
Nivek
To have mental problems is to normalize them. You are teaching them to internalize said labels, and doing so creates more confusion. No.
Posted by Quadrunner 1 year ago
Quadrunner
I cannot think of a single way to refute the Pro's claim. I cannot argue this point. It would be against my moral compass, against my logic, and against the evidence I currently have access to. Anyone who wishes to argue with the pro, feel free intercept. I wouldn't have a chance.

I think it is an essential part of a well run school system to incorporate the very points Ariahere is arguing for.
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