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| Published: June 25, 2018

Mental Health & Well-being of College Teachers and Students

Prin. L. K. Shitole

E.S.Divekar College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Tal. Daund, Dist. Pune, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.211/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.211

ABSTRACT

Education is a progressive process which helps an individual to develop his psycho-physical capacities fully. In the year 1982 the Indian government opened up its higher education system exclusively to the private sector as a result of which the whole set up of the higher educational flora has been considerably changed. Number of colleges especially in the interior parts have been opened up which gave rise to the flow of rural based students to the higher education. Mental health encompasses fulfilling relationships, adaptive thinking and behaviours, high self-esteem and coping strategies (Santor, Short & Ferguson, 2009).Today, the life has become so dynamic that getting required peace of mind has become difficult. The tension has become a buzz word all over. This has nictitated observance of the World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10 every year and in a bid to create awareness on mental illness. The teachers should specifically take out time to spend with the family so that there stress gets reduced. Therefore, today some of the colleges have also started Yoga classes in the colleges which enable the teachers to defuse the tension and get rid of the physical illness. Teachers are also attending S.S.Y. Siddha Sadhak Yoga and Meditation classes to have mental peace. Mental health is an important occupational health issue in schoolteachers as work stress is a major risk factor for anxiety and depression. Mental health problems are a frequently highlighted as a concern in the teaching profession. This paper has discussed the causes of tensions amongst the teachers and students and has also provided some tips to overcome the tensions that they have. In order to have delivery of good quality education by the teachers their mental wellbeing is of utmost importance.

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Prin. L. K. Shitole @ esdcollege@hotmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.211/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.211

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 5, April-June, 2018

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