School vs mental health *rant*
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Yo, yo, yeah, yeah, What's going on? Guys drew here back with another video. That's been a theme lately because I'm in Austin. So today my topic of discussion is school and mental health. Mental health is neglected in public school and some ideas to fix that right? So on. There's a popular picture that's going around the throat up there that when you type in school makes me on Google. School makes me sad. That's kind of fucked up. So this topic came about because I was talking to my sister the other day and I was like education. We need to look at how our core curriculum is structured and we need to fundamentally change that because mental health is so important. I've had my own mental health struggles have people around me who struggle with mental health. I mean, look, the bottom line is most of us struggle with some type of mental health problems, whether it's from childhood past, traumas, chemical imbalances. I mean, more than likely, you probably are experiencing some type of trouble that goes back to mental health. So I think it's very interesting that our education system in America, which is supposed to produce productive and happy members of society, fails toe highlight the importance of mental health. So you get into high school and you have these core curriculum classes, such as algebra, biology classes that are important for people who want to go into those fields. There's no classes whatsoever on how to deal with stress, how to deal with depression and anxiety. I hope that there are schools out there in the US that are starting to implement mental health programs into the core curriculum because I think it is so, so important. My freshman year of college I started taking Adderall. That's because I couldn't focus on these subjects, right. I was taking government classes that I had already taken an eighth grade and in high school, and I was doing it again, right So we can get into the argument of why are we still taking these classes? You could get into the argument of that college is for profit and that these classes aren't very helpful. We've already taken them multiple times throughout our K through 12 education system, but that's that's amore tea for another topic. I just went into the doctor and said I couldn't focus, filled out like a little five question frickin questionnaire, and he gave me these pills, right? So I take these pills and I'm focusing in class. I'm dialed in, but that's where the line is drawn for benefits with my increased focus in the classroom also came with social isolation, increased depression and my overall mindset was just weird on Adderall. The more I would take it, the more I get into this weird headspace that just it wasn't me. Now nowhere was I provided the tools and education to think. Is this worth it? Should I do a cost benefit analysis on Yes, I'm able to get through these classes, and my college life is improving as far as academics. I think with the majority of US education failing to mention or realize that mental health is super important and not putting any line on mental health whatsoever promotes the idea that you should put your mental health to the side Finnish education and then worry about it. I'm feeling anxious, but they have college shit to do in there like I'm just gonna get through this college and then I'll focus on my mental health afterwards, and then they're going out on the weekends and getting blackout fucking drunk because they don't want to deal with their problems. What if we added a mental health class that taught you healthy coping behaviors for mental health rather than turning to drugs and alcohol? Or what about a mental health class that for an exercise taught you to identify toxic familial patterns? We all have thoughts and behaviors that have manifested from our childhood. Growing up with our parents puts a huge influence on how we act and perceive the world. Or maybe a class that teaches us how to know when we need to seek help and how to seek out. Instead, we have to take these bullshit classes that don't help us in the real world. We've taken multiple times throughout our education as it is, and ultimately promotes the idea of us putting our mental health to decide to focus on our education. My 1st 2 years of college, my mental health was so out of whack that I didn't even really retain a lot of the information that I could have was so focused on getting the grades and seeing this artificial number called my G p A. That I put way too much value in that I couldn't even step back and like actually enjoyed the experience because my mental health was all fucked up. I've talked about it before, and I'll talk about it again. I believe education needs a huge reform toe adequately prepares for the future in the modern world, and it's a complex issue. It's not black and white, and I believe a good place to start would be implementing mental health awareness into classes and making that curriculum necessary. Need that if you don't have that men, how are we expected to be productive members of society? So let me know if you want to talk more about this topic. I got a lot to get into with education system, and I appreciate you watching. Tell me something interesting that you think about the education system. Tell me what you think about school in mental health and what your opinions are, what your parents have taught you about it. What society has taught you about it, I want to hear.