The World Health Organization (WHO) designates 10 October every year as “World Mental Health Day”. It is a day dedicated to understanding the importance of mental well-being and on how to achieve it.
The WHO website has this to say about the mental health of youths: “Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however.
“In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows.
“…there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience, from the earliest ages, in order to cope with the challenges of today’s world.”
This SUNDAY, 14 OCTOBER, we invite young adults between 18 and 29 to join us at Nalanda Youth Centre for a learning session with Nalanda founder Bro.Tan to talk about mental well-being. The session is from 9am to 12pm. All are welcome!