For a long period, mental health was not given as much importance as physical health. A mental issue was regarded as ‘being mad’ or ‘overreaction to the situation. It was very late that people realized that maintaining a healthy mind, should be given priority right from childhood. If diagnosed at an early age, mental problems can be treated completely.
Keeping your mind stress-free, thinking positive, and not overthinking are some of the ways in which your mental health can be at its best.
In this article, we will particularly discuss how mental health affects the learning process of the body and how you can continue to have a healthy mind!
1. No concentration
I have seen students who try hard to concentrate in the class but cannot pay attention even if they want to. Their concentration levels are weakened and they have to stress a lot on their mind to concentrate.
Such students get irritated and annoyed as they are not able to monitor even the simple things taught in class. These things can go unnoticed and lead to much more complicated problems.
2. Vision Problems
Believe it or not, but your mental health will affect your vision. It is not that you will have to put specs and stuff but you won’t be able to visualize and recognize the concept in front of you. A simple example for this will be, that a kid will not be able to register the formation and shape of a particular alphabet.
He can see it clearly but cannot visualize it in his brain. Thus, if not kept in check mental health starts affecting physical health leading to more grave problems.
3. Lack of Energy
Students may start feeling lethargic and tired by doing nothing. Even though they show no signs of physical illness, they will seem restless.
Mental illness will make the body show signs of tiredness thus leading to irritation. This makes the students lose interest in everything. I have even seen a lack of energy and interest in the things that they loved to do previously. Thus, if you notice a lack of energy consistently in anyone, it is a signal to pay special attention to that person.
4. Loss of confidence
This is the most common thing that can affect a person if his/her mental health is unwell. Moreover, the loss of confidence leads to depression and anxiety. The person may even lose interest to live. Nonetheless, a person will lose confidence easily when he can’t do things that people of his age can do with minimal effort.
For example- A kid can get embarrassed if he/she cannot recognize alphabets but the children at his age are already learning words. Even mature people lose confidence easily because they are doing things deliberately. This mostly happens, when despite putting in the effort, they are unable to see the results.
5. Tend to leave things unfinished
When mental health is affected, a person may start a task with full zest but leave it unfinished. On the other hand, if a person has a healthy mind, he or she will handle the task with the same zest and enthusiasm as the way they started it.
Moreover, from what I have observed, the loss of interest and the attitude to leave things unfinished can severely affect the academic grades of the students.
If attention is not paid to mental health, it can affect the learning process drastically. And on the other hand, a healthy mind promises progress and growth. If any slight change or irritation is seen in the students, they should be immediately monitored. And, if the problem persists, medical guidance should be given at the earliest.
Nonetheless, mental health, if left untreated, can cause behavioral problems leading to personality disorders, bipolar disorder, and more critical problems. Thus, as mentioned earlier too, the fastest way to treat mental illness is to diagnose it at the earliest.