Mental health could finally become school subject

By Sarah RaparoliLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

 

Mental health – hardly any topic has been more present during the pandemic. We talked to Tania Daubenfeld and Dr Fränz D'Onghia about what the last few months have taught us and whether mental well-being is finally finding its way into the classroom.

A cheerful young woman opens the door. She laughs, her eyes sparkle, loud barking resounds through the house. "Come in, don't be afraid of the dog, he won't do anything." We sit down in the garden, surrounded by colorful flowers and lots of greenery, the weather cooperates. It's a beautiful August day and at that moment the last months of the pandemic are a bit forgotten. However, as far as mental health is concerned, this should not happen under any circumstances, says Tania Daubenfeld. A certain taboo still exists and that's exactly what Tania wants to change. Her Instagram account is dedicated to mental health issues. She wants to raise awareness and educate, but her commitment goes even further. She shares insights into her personal life, letting her community know her experiences. Now 25 years old, she was diagnosed with panic attacks in 2014. However, her story begins much earlier.

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