Those familiar with these Blog pages will recall that on 31st March 2014 I had posted a Blog under the title of The Suffering Generation: The University Student Mental Health Crisis . There I had noted that “the number of students on university and college campuses that are struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis all across the world is rising. This intensification of students’ psychological needs has become a mental health crisis. The age at which many mental disorders manifest themselves is between 18 and 24, which coincides directly with the average age of student enrolment in higher education. Moreover, it is also noted that psychological disorders that students are being treated for while studying in higher education are increasing in severity. Adolescent suicide rates have tripled over the past 60 years, making suicide the second leading cause of death for that age group.”
Since that Blog I have had so many good feed-backs and ideas already. One, in particular, has touched my heart. Thus, I wish to share it with you. Believe me, you will love it too.
A very dear friend of mine from Canada, a distinguished retired surgeon and a former professor of medicine, in his response to my Blog, has suggested that perhaps on the first day of college/ university, before anything else, all the students should watch this video, to focus their minds on life’s bigger questions.
The video is all about life, true happiness, what is important, love for nature and all living things, our family and friends, gratitude and gratefulness. In all: Happiness Revealed.
I sincerely hope that you may find time to see this most wonderful 10 minute video.
Believe me, you will be happy you did.
Watch the video:
“Natures beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.”