Suicide. Self-harming. Eating disorders. These are only three of the serious issues that goes on in every country, city etc. 1 in 5 teenagers will get the help that they need. only 1 out of 5 teenagers. Why shouldn't schools educate their pupils about mental health related issues? If you educate teenagers and maybe even younger students, about the various issues then there would be a chance that more pupils would speak out for help if they suspect that they have a mental-health issue. It's better safe than sorry isn't it?
The amounts of suicides, self-harmers etc may even decrease because they are more educated about the topic.
I agree but doesn't mental health have an impact on some individuals lives? Even if it was one assembly or one short presentation once every 6 months or something. It could show the pupils where to get help and how to build up the confidence to actually receive the help. Another point is the actual work. Some problems such as suicidal thoughts, eating disorders etc can actually affect their schoolwork meaning a poor performance if they aren't focusing 100% on schoolwork.