Problems and Developmental Approaches to Mental Health Education for Undergraduate Students in China
Higher Education Research
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages: 67-74
Received: Sep. 10, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 30, 2019; Published: Oct. 15, 2019
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Liuling Tian, Department of Fundamental Education, Wuxi Taihu University, Wuxi, China
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Abstract
Undergraduate mental health education is not only an important means to promote the development of mental health and the psychological well-being of undergraduate students, but also an important strategy so that China can realize the quality of undergraduate education and promote the holistic development of undergraduate students. However, there are still many problems in mental health education for undergraduate students in China. For example, Chinese mental health education for undergraduate students lacks independent development space, localized basic theory, scientific management system, comprehensive curriculum system, professional faculty and professional service system. These problems affect the realization of the goals of mental health education to a certain extent. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the causes of the above problems, and to propose the development path and coping strategies for mental health education for undergraduate students in China. In order to achieve this goal, by analyzing and interpreting the official documents of the Chinese government and the Ministry of Education, this study seeks to show the characteristics and current situation of the mental health education for undergraduate students in China. Furthermore, based on the author’s own long-term teaching experience and the research results of other scholars, it seeks to reveal the reasons for the above problems existing in the mental health education for undergraduate students. On this basis, this study will propose rationalization suggestions for improving the mental health education for undergraduate students in China. This study believes that scientific concepts of education, effective administrative departments, optimized curriculum systems, professional faculty, and a comprehensive service system may contribute to the success of implementing mental health education for undergraduate students.
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Mental Health Education, Mental Health of Undergraduates, Systems of Educational Administration, Psychological Consultation, Psychological Intervention
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Liuling Tian, Problems and Developmental Approaches to Mental Health Education for Undergraduate Students in China, Higher Education Research. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2019, pp. 67-74. doi: 10.11648/j.her.20190405.11
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