Life Skill Education for Adolescent
Adolescence, a vital stage of growth and development, marks the period of transition from childhood to adulthood. It is characterized by rapid physiological changes and psychosocial maturation. Adolescence is also the stage when young people extend their relationships beyond parents and family; they are intensely influenced by their peers and the outside world in general.
This is a very important and integral part of the educational system worldwide. In India, the SMHP is yet to be recognised and initiated as a part of the health component in schools.In practice, it is restricted to individual work by child mental health professionals especially in big metropolitan cities focusing on sensitization of teachers on child developmental and mental health issues. Counselling services for students with persistent emotional issues and a referral system is set up in a few urban clinics.