In the face of pressing mental health challenges among adolescents, the WHO reports a staggering statistic: one in four children aged 13-15 in India battles depression. Shockingly, prior to the pandemic, the Indian Journal of Psychiatry estimated that at least 50 million children in India were grappling with mental health disorders, with a disheartening 80-90% not seeking help.
Amidst this backdrop of mental health crises, the innovative Energetix program, hosted by SBC3 at Saint Charles School, emerges as a beacon of hope. For six successful years, this intervention-based initiative has been equipping adolescents with essential tools to navigate the intricate landscape of their emotional well-being.
The Energetix program spans three transformative months, offering participants a comprehensive curriculum divided into five modules. Starting with fundamental techniques like controlled breathing for stress management, the program seamlessly integrates mindfulness training, promoting present-moment awareness and non-judgmental observation of thoughts. It delves into emotional processing, provides a secure space for self-reflection, and imparts effective communication techniques to enhance interpersonal skills across various life aspects.
The impact of the Energetix program is profound, creating a positive ripple effect in the lives of participants. Students report a newfound sense of lightness, finding solace in a supportive environment. Breathing techniques emerge as powerful tools to calm heightened emotions, significantly contributing to improved mental well-being.
Enhanced communication skills resonate in lasting improvements in relationships, fostering a more supportive social environment. Participants feel more connected and understood by peers and family members, highlighting the program’s broad positive influence.
In the face of alarming mental health statistics, the Energetix program offers a glimmer of hope. Students at St. Charles School attest to immense benefits and tangible differences in their lives. As the program continues to evolve, its impact on adolescent emotional well-being becomes a beacon of hope for the future of mental health education.