Word Count : 1600 words
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1. Shining a light of Mental Health – 300 words
Can you explain what mental health means to you? Are you willing to talk about mental health
or addiction issues with those in your family, friend group, or community? Why or why not?
How would you differentiate between social drinking and addiction? How would you identify
personality disorder in day-to-day life? Are there sufficient resources and support systems in
your community to deal with mental health concerns? Please provide more details. What are
the obstacles that prevent people in your community from sharing and seeking assistance for
their mental health issues? How can these hurdles be overcome?
2. Understanding the Situation of Mental Health in Your Country – 300 words
What proportion of individuals in your country do you believe experience mental health issues,
and do you agree with the reported figures? Do you think that the presented data is valid or do
you think it is under- or over-reported? Can you observe any trends or changes in the
occurrence of mental health and substance use disorders in your country over the previous
year’s according to the reported data? Do you think that mental health and substance use
disorders are linked to different economic, social, and political factors in your country? What
do you think are the causes of mental health disorders in your country? How frequently do you
believe individuals hide their mental health issues? What are the reasons behind it? How do
you think a society can do fight the stigmas around mental health? What and how can you help?
3. Finding the Roots of Mental Health Issues – 200 words
Can genetic factors alone account for mental health problems? How much control do
individuals have over their mental health through habits and lifestyle changes? Are certain
personality traits more susceptible to mental health disorders? Which personality traits are
linked with better mental health outcomes? Do you believe that medical treatment such as pills
can target genetic factors of mental health? Do environmental factors, such as upbringing and
life experiences, play a role in mental health? Can mental health issues be prevented through
education and early intervention? What can individuals do to prioritize and maintain their
mental health wellness, regardless of genetic, habitual, or personality factors?
4. Social Media and Mental Health Issues – 300 words
How was your experience between social media and mental health? Does social media give
you positive or negative mental effects? Have you or someone you know experienced
depression, cyberbullying, or other negative results of using social media? How was it
handled? What is the youth social media culture in your country? Does it affect mental health
of youth in your country positively or negatively? Do you think you can follow Kectil Fifteen
Rules for social media? How many minutes/hours a day do you spend on social media
platforms? What activities have given up spending that much time on those platforms? Do you
feel better after spending that much time on social media? Should you commit to a social media
diet or detox? When you do use social media, how can you change your behaviour to make
other feel better about themselves and add to their mental health?
5. Poverty, Education, Employment and Mental Health – 250 words
How does poverty affect mental health in your country? Did the availability of education
opportunities impact the mental health of young people in your society? Do you think lack of
formal education or unemployment lead to mental health problems? Why or why not? In what
ways can protecting human rights promote better mental health outcomes? Do people recognize
mental health as basic human rights in your country? Do you think addressing poverty,
education, employment, and human rights can result in better mental health outcomes? Are you
satisfied with your country’s efforts in addressing mental health issues? What steps can you
take to improve the overall mental health of your society while addressing issues related to
poverty, education, and employment?
6. Finding the Solutions for Mental Health Issues – 250 words
Are cultural attitudes towards mental health in your country positive? How can individuals,
communities, and governments work together to reduce the stigma associated with mental
health and substance use disorders, and promote greater awareness and understanding of these
issues? Are mental health resources accessible and approachable for young people in your
country? What role can institutions like schools, community centers, NGOs, digital platforms
play in addressing mental health issues among youth? How can you break down the stigma
surrounding mental health and encourage more open conversations about it? What can we do
to support friends or family members who are struggling with mental health issues? How can
technology be used to promote mental health and well-being? What policies or changes do you
think society can make to better support those with mental health issues? How can we address
systemic issues that contribute to mental health issues, such as poverty or lack of education?
What can you do to promote a culture of empathy and understanding towards mental health
issues in your country?
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