Analysis on the Development of Mental Health Education for University Students in the New Century

Xia WU


hinese educators have explored a localized path to promote mental health education for university students actively since the new century, a series of Chinese characteristics methods and measures has been formed, the mental health status of university students has been improved considerably, the character of aggressiveness and dedication has been shaped. Though it is only an exploration and experiment of localization, the development of mental health education in China worth of high compliment in the promotion of young people’s mental health status. The measures include: a) The Ministry of Education issued a series of mental health education policies; b) The professional supervision committee was established; c) University teacher training programs on mental health education were organized; d) Mental health courses were promoted. All these measures contributed to the thriving of university mental health education, which leaded the professionalization of mental health education for university students, a variety of related activities were organized, and the mental health status of university students were improved considerably. In order to achieve further improvements, the oriental style of the mental health education for university students in China should exchange more with the western experience.


University students; Mental health education; Development; New century; Reform and opening-up

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