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Online Submission, Paper presented at the National Seminar on Lifelong Education through Prospective Teachers (Mahatma Gandhi University, College of Teacher Education (MGUCTE), Kerala, India, Jun 23-24, 2015)

Delivering mental health programs and services in education is not a new idea but it is time to bring mental health into focus. Momentum is gaining in terms of raising awareness, increasing understanding, and articulating strategies for advancing and integrating mental health. We need to know that all over the world everything is unique and unparalleled. As long as we do not respect the uniqueness of every individual, rivalry, competition, murders and violence will remain. The purpose of a real life is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love. Mental and behavioral disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. On the other hand mean problem is untruth brings success, if we have any love for mankind and if we really want to establish a new world, we have to think: From where has the present man come? From where has the present society been born? All of this violence that goes on, this suffering, anguish, helplessness and poverty in the world and where are all these coming from? We should rethink clearly as to what exactly is going wrong; we need to choose between: Education based on competition! Or Education based on love! The present education system is responsible for the current situation which is created by such education. There is no greater violence than that of pushing oneself ahead by pulling others back. But we are teaching this violence and calling it education. In a world based on this violence, if there are continuous wars it is no wonder! How long will this continue? Where will it stop? From where are these hydrogen bombs and atom bombs coming? Who is creating this situation? Can the world be a better place to live in when the poison of competition and ambition is being poured into the minds of children? Have we ever taught them to live a life of peace and joy? Is there any place for those who are unsuccessful? We are just creating the fever of success and in this way the factories of education are increasing. We call them schools and universities! Conviction and commitment to advancing mental health as a global health priority will transform for the better the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe in the twenty first century. [This Two-Day Seminar was presented in collaboration with the State Resource Centre (SRC) Kerala, Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA) & Kerala State Youth Welfare Board, Nedumkandam, India.]

Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Health Education, Health Services, Global Approach, Access to Health Care, Urban Areas, Role of Education

Autor: Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid


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