In the wake of rising cyber addiction in Indian children, psychiatrists and medical practitioners look to ways for its redressal in the long run.
Post-pandemic India saw a mental health crisis in children. This needs to be addressed by educational models that focus on mental health and personal growth, rather than academic performance.
Increased rates of suicide cases among schoolgirls in Tamil Nadu have brought back the focus on the importance of children’s safety and mental well-being.
A report by World Health Organization (WHO) mentioned that one in every four children in India aged between 13-15 suffers from depression and related symptoms.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Manadaviya has proposed his idea of organizing teachers’ training on children’s mental health issues at the launch of UNICEF’s global flagship publication.