Quality of life and mental health status in students of the health area – IFMSA-Bolivia

Name of the activity: Quality of life and mental health status in students of the health area

Country/NMO: IFMSA-Bolivia

Program: Ethics and Human Rights in Health

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: Continuous Activity

Category: Education

Focus area: Human Rights for Medical Professionals in daily clinical settings, Rights of patients, doctors and medical students

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality)

Problem statement:

Stigma, fear and lack of information about mental health problems have been identified as reasons why mental health and mental illness have not been adequately addressed in many schools. Mental Health materials and Middle Education have been developed to help overcome some of these barriers. The Guide can help faculty convey crucial information in a way that engages and Challenge young people, you will need accurate information that has been reviewed by health experts.

Target groups:

  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Doctors


  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Doctors


  • Provide students with a basic introduction to normal brain function

to help them better understand mental health and mental illness;

  • Help students understand the various factors that can contribute to

mental illnesses, and the biological component that makes mental illnesses

are so different from other diseases;

  • Equip teens with the knowledge they need to identify when they, a

friend or relative is experiencing mental health problems or mental illness;

  • Reduce the stigma associated with mental illness by providing clear information and

objective information about these mental illnesses, their causes, ways to deal with them and their


  • Help young people understand that seeking help for mental health problems is

very important, and suggest strategies for such help seeking;

  • Reinforce the importance of positive mental health and effective ways to deal with stress;

Indicators of Success:

1.The stigma of Mental illness,

2.Understanding the mental health and Diseases mental

3.The importance of a mental health Positive


1: Self-assessment (before reviewing the mater

2: View the PowerPoint presentation: Training for Professors 

3: Read the Mental Health Teacher Training handout

4: Self-assessment (after reviewing the material)

 5: Correction of self-assessments and comparison

Plans for evaluation:

  • Self-assessment sheet
  • PowerPoint Presentation: Training for Professors
  • Brochure: Mental Health Teacher Training
  • Answer sheet for the self-assessment

External collaborations:



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