Free SHS Many first year students get depressed in school- Psychologist

The failure to get abreast with the conditions of their new environment causes many new students to be get depressed, a psycho-analyst has said.

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A clinical psychologist has suggested that many fresh students in Senior High Schools are likely to be depressed because of the difficulty they face in adapting to their new environment.

Professor Samuel Oheneba Dornyo told host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Wednesday, that because of the new environment they are not used to, many new students are likely to be depressed.

He elaborated that this difficulty may go a long way to affect their studies and success in school.

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The psychologist proposed that to help facilitate the entry of students into high school, they should be conditioned.

The 2017/2018 academic year at the secondary level started on Monday with the enrollment of first-year students.

Most students attending Senior High Schools would be leaving their homes for the first time and from the experience of many of first years, it is very gruesome.

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Professor Dornyo attributed the unnerving experience to the fact that most students are not able to jell into their new environment.

“Change can be very dramatic for a lot of people,” the counsellor said, adding the regulated way of doing things in schools might not help some students.

He believes parents could help to lessen the problem if they learn to simulate the boarding house environment in their homes.

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