Adolescents and Mental Health – Insights by Dr Ruby Ahuja

May 13, 2024

In a bid to address the pressing issue of mental health and break the stigma surrounding the issue, the Social Science Department at Strawberry Fields High School organized a stimulating session led by renowned psychologist, Dr. Ruby Ahuja. The session was attended by students of Grades 7-10.

Dr. Ahuja’s expertise and engaging approach captivated students, fostering an interactive dialogue that delved into the complexities of mental health disorders seen among adolescents. During the session, students actively participated, posing questions that propelled discussions on the detrimental effects of societal pressures and unrealistic beauty standards on mental well-being. Dr. Ahuja skillfully navigated through sensitive topics, with a tactful approach, ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all.

Moreover, the session shed light on the subtle yet significant impact of external influences on cognitive development and critical thinking skills. Dr. Ahuja’s insights prompted reflection on the indirect factors that contribute to mental health challenges, emphasizing the need for holistic awareness and support. As the school devoted attention to the ongoing Mental Health and Wellness Week, Dr. Ahuja’s session was inspiring in its ability to foster empathy, understanding, and proactive engagement. She not only shed light on the complexities of mental health disorders but also encouraged a culture of open dialogue and support within our community. Overall, the session stimulated profound contemplation among attendees, igniting a keen interest in understanding and addressing these issues.

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