“Reading is my escape. It takes me somewhere else and calms me down.”
From the moment we are born, we begin learning new information and skills, and we never stop.
Many of us find learning is a key source of meaning and purpose. Partly this is the pleasure of learning for its own sake, but there are other reasons too. Learning can give us power in our lives. It helps us make connections with likeminded people, and the world around us.
We are all born to learn, and the simple act of learning can boost our mental health.
A closer look
Learning keeps your brain active
Learning and education can have a positive effect on wellbeing
A learning community brings other health benefits
Learning can help with recovery
Students with mental illness face barriers, and need support
You might find online and phone-based mental health resources helpful. Some suggestions are below. You can find more with our Search tool.