How to promote mental health
The activities geared towards promotion start off from an early stage. Pregnant women should get counseled and supported as their feelings affect those of the unborn child. The support should continue once the child goes to a school where they should get involved in development initiatives where they can get counseled. Interventions in the face of disasters are also necessary. Other programs that children should get involved in are violence prevention, community development initiatives, and youth development.
These programs provide children with stable foundations which they can lean on when times get rough.
Prevention is better than cure, and if we can avoid situations which negatively affect the mental health of our youth, it is much better than looking for solutions to the problems. The type of prevention used will depend on the audience to get addressed, the kind of intensity required as well as the phase of the child’s life.
One way to prevent mental health problems is by ensuring that a child’s rights get protected by those around them. Any signs of abuse should get reported to the relevant authorities to enable the child get placed in a safe home.