Saturday, February 4, 2023

Urgent treatment of mental health in Veracruz schools

Las Veracruz State Schools requires trained personnel to handle children’s mental health not within the premises and the area of Psychology just to meet the requirement.

Person in charge of the area of ​​procurement and institutional strengthening to support Child Labor in Street Situations AC (Matraka) Josefina Castrejon Olguin He said the pandemic had led to emotional problems as a result of the confinement, but also family problems.

How has the pandemic affected the mental health of minors?

“Obviously as a result of the pandemic, and prior to the pandemic, but apparently the pandemic came to trigger this hidden condition that was not clearly shown by children and adolescents, the emotional conditions their families were experiencing as a result of the imprisonment and the economic deprivation And also that they could not go out to work enough to be able to make a living and help support the families.”

he said some The symptoms of the minors were sadness, anguish and despair., which, while they may be common among teenagers, have been seen Quick.

after the initiative of the authorities by “take it seriously” It is necessary to consider the mental health of children and adolescents as this subject should be of paramount importance right from childhood.

“This initiative that the deputies presented to me is timely, in fact, it is sad that we had to wait for a pandemic for this. The issue of mental health, it seems to me, needs to be addressed and started with children, adolescents and young people from the very beginning so that in their adulthood, they have a better quality of life and are more prepared to take care of themselves. own children. and daughters”.

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He said that, although a large part of Psychological support in schools has its own examples; Training is needed so teachers have the tools to care for children.

“Because it just becomes a necessity for the field, but an intervention is not done correctly or the channeling and then they want to take medicine or They want to send them to other centers so that they can give them medicine And they don’t interfere before taking medication, which is recommended, especially at a young age.

What emotional problems did the minors present?

Within Matraka, they believed that about 30 percent of the community they serve began to reflect emotional problems. “We’re about 30 percent, mainly young children and teens who are exposed to distractions inside their homes, They started creating an atmosphere of violence between adults and among themselves.”

He explained that while violence between families is permanent in itself, it becomes more intense over time, especially intra-family violence.

“We have psychological care, an area of ​​intervention, and if we can’t handle all of them, we channel them through our support network that we have with Universidad Veracruzana or with some psychologists who provide personal, professional And also support us personally. Freely.”

Last August, PAN Senator Indira Rosales San Roman announced that she would propose to the Senate of the Republic to make the subject of mental health taught in primary and secondary schools.

at his behest, stress, depression and anxiety, which used to be common in adults, is now becoming alarmingly frequent children and adolescentsand the damage is so great to his mental health that 25 out of 100 minors are diagnosed with depression.

Furthermore, he noted that the number of suicides by girls, boys and adolescents in 2020 reached a record number of 1,150.

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The proposal wants that from an early age, minors know how to recognize concepts such as bullying, violence within the family, apart from knowing how to manage their emotions and deal with situations they face in daily life. How to deal with situations in a better way. bullying and mental disorders to be able to express and condemn the problems they are facing.

offer is also included teachers, parents and school administrators, Which will be involved in this new teaching to promote comprehensive education.

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