Today students are often subjected to high pressure to perform better in studies, sports and extra -curricular activities. Students who are goal oriented and focused are also may have mental health issues. Parents, communities and schools should have strategies and mental healthcare plans to improve performance of these students.

Mental health problem has long terms effect in student’s overall well-being. Mental health issues manifest in their behavior with parents, peers and grades falling. Students with the mental health problems get sudden outburst and cause difficulties in performing even their daily tasks.

The below mentioned are some of the common problems faced by the students.


1. Conduct disorder: Students with serious behavioral and emotional disorder hide their self esteem issues with toughness, consistent liars and are undisciplined.


2. Anxiety: Students with Anxiety always worried and have negative thoughts. They always struggle to complete their works. They don’t like to take new challenges and slowdown their interactions with friends and family. Loss of sleep and food appetite, tardiness and lack of concentrations may also because of Anxiety.


3.Depression: Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. For students, depression can be triggered by academic and personal stressors, and can lead to difficulty concentrating, low energy, and feelings of worthlessness.


4.Eating disorders: Eating disorders are mental health conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits that can have serious physical and emotional consequences. For students, eating disorders can be triggered by academic pressure, social media, and cultural influences.


5.Substance abuse: Substance abuse involves the misuse of drugs or alcohol, which can have serious physical and mental health consequences. For students, substance abuse can be triggered by academic and personal stressors, as well as peer pressure and social influences.


6.Sleep problems: Many students struggle with sleep problems, including insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.


7.Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. For students, ADHD can make it difficult to focus in class, complete assignments, and manage their time effectively.


It’s important for students to seek help if they are struggling with mental health issues. Many colleges and universities offer counseling services, and there are also online resources and support groups available. Encouraging open communication about mental health and promoting a supportive environment can also help students feel more comfortable seeking help when they need it.


Aryan Tiwari

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