Is studies the only thing? Short stories on mental health. A story of Radhika and how she felt.
Radhika, a student of class 7. An above-average student likes many of us. She was in a school that considered marks “the greatest”. Extra classes, extra homework were a part of the curriculum. Poor students took all the pressure.
“I love studying. But I secure above-average marks” “I wouldn’t mind those marks but it is not the same with my school. All they wanted is students to get excellent marks. This is not a complaint but, in this race, we sometimes lose ourselves.”
Teachers scold us in front of the whole class if we get fewer marks which is humiliating. I took this issue to my parents but they were convinced that this is all for my good. Good?!! What kind of good this is!! Having mental pressure on students!
I am sorry to have taken this step. But ma, I am unable to cope with school. I try very hard every time but one mistake and we would be scolded in front of the whole class. It is hard to take.
I have shared this with you and papa but you were trying to convince me that this is for my good only.
Every morning I am scared to go to school. I am scared to face my friends, scared to open books and scared to attempt exams.
I love you both so much ma. But I just can’t handle this pain and fear.
Yes, I like to study. But I don’t want to have the fear of studying. But I guess, now I am drowning myself in this fear and it is becoming hard to swim back.
This is a simple fiction story about how small things matters for Mental Health. How studies sometimes become a pressure for students.
In this series, I would write about more such fiction stories in which small elements would help the character into a better state of mind.
This post is also a part of CauseAChatter
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