Adult Education and Mental Health
Is adult education beneficial for people’s mental wellbeing?
Mental health problems continue as one of the major public health problems in Europe. The good news is that adult educators stand on the side of a solution. The text is an editorial written for issue 3/2017 on Adult Education and Mental Health.
Tools to tackle anxiety and depression
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, you might want to try out a “Learn to tackle” course. Instead of distant professionals, here the instructors are volunteers, who have been there themselves.
Patients or students? It can make a difference
Social environmental conditions may play a significant part in the treatment of severe mental illness.
Psychotherapy: Science, courage, trust and art
Therapy is a journey of self-discovery for the patient, but before this can happen the therapist will have learned to use the central tool of the trade – his or her own psyche.
Out of inner prisons
Brazilian adult education professional Isabelle Tabachi taught Kundalini yoga in women’s prison for six months. Her mission was to help inmates to take care of their mental health. Here she shares her own experience with Elm readers. The text is a column written for issue 3/2017 on Adult Education and Mental Health.
India’s hidden mental health problem
Life in India is changing from a traditional family-focused to more urban, work-orientated, which can cause burn-outs and rising levels of anxiety. Adult education could bring relief to the situation, but many obstacles lie ahead.
Adult education increases mental well-being
Liberal adult education has multiple benefits to our well-being and mental health.
Body at gym, mind at therapy
Does our society impose such severe pressures of self-development and competition on its citizens that, to be successful, they need to resort to psychotherapy?