3 Common Mental Health Issues Among Students: How To Address Them?

Dr Parth Soni Psychiatrist at Alpha Healing Center, shares three mental health issues among students.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : June 1, 2023 10:54 AM IST

Being A Young Person In Today's Time Is Challenging

Academic stress, social isolation, and low self-esteem are common issues that can negatively impact students' well-being. Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Kersi Chavda (Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre) says A misconception that children are not susceptible to psychiatric disorders prevails in our society.

It Is Crucial To Dispel This Myth

Among the common psychiatric issues in children are depression, anxiety, and difficulties with focus and attention. These issues can be identified through persistent low mood, lack of motivation, disrupted sleep, and eating patterns. In addition, somatic symptoms like chest pain, body aches, and headaches may also be present. Also Read - Understanding The Global Impact Of Rabies: A Call To Action On World Rabies Day

Social Anxiety

Additionally, social anxiety, seen as a struggle to interact with unfamiliar people or fear of public speaking, is often observed in anxious students. Another significant psychiatric concern is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which should not be attributed to a lack of intelligence.

Students' Mental Issues

Addressing students' mental issues is vital for their well-being and academic performance. Early intervention prevents long-term consequences, promotes coping skills, and empowers students to thrive personally, academically, and socially. Dr Parth Soni, In-House Psychiatrist at Alpha Healing Center, shares three mental health issues among students:


Foster a supportive environment: encourage open conversations, provide counselling services, and teach stress management techniques. Integrate mindfulness practices into the curriculum to promote resilience and self-awareness. Also Read - The Pivotal Role of Healthcare Services in Modern Society


Combat stigma and encourage help-seeking: establish mental health awareness campaigns at educational institutions and create student support groups. To address students ' emotional well-being, offer comprehensive support services, including therapy and helplines.

Mental Well-being Journey

By creating a supportive environment, offering accessible resources, and promoting awareness, educational institutions can effectively address and support students in their mental well-being journey.