As per this year’s theme, Children in the City, Loic, my partner and i chose a topic on Mental Health among the Children specifically in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Our study focused on University students below the age 18 and also sportsmen who are 18 and below.We also feature a Professor Olivia Halfon who works for Chuv hospital and a sports trainer.
We could easily tell from the students we spoke to, especially because it was during the exam period that they were experiencing a lot of pressure especially from family to excel hence causing stress. This stress if not monitored can cause mental disorder and even perhaps end up causing the student to drop out of school or even if they are fortunate to get employment, they risk being laid off.
In conclusion, it is important to notice certain withdrawal symptoms on your child and act on them before it is too late.