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(India) Calcutta: Mental health should be "in the school curricula to check suicide by teenagers"

Dec 17, 2017, (India) Calcutta Telegraph: Mental health syllabus plea https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/mental-health-syllabus-plea-194053 The Telegraph had last month reported that the two neuro-psychiatrists - city-based Sinha and Bhopal-based Trivedi- had teamed up and decided to meet the chief ministers of all the states with a request to include mental health in the school curricula to check suicide by teenagers. "Many schools are now appointing counsellors to take care of the mental well-being of children. Teachers, too, should be trained on mental health to enable them detect early signs of mental illness in children and initiate remedial measures whenever necessary," the memorandum stated. It also added that children need to be educated on the effective use of Internet and technology to help them achieve their goals. …