Volume 29, Issue 1
APPLICATION OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION
Mental health courses have been adopted in many colleges. However, there are many defects with the current education mode of mental health. This paper aims to develop an easy-to-use and effective mental health teaching model based on group counselling. Two classes were selected from an experimental middle school. One of the class (experimental class) was provided with group counseling on mental health, while the other (control class) did not receive any intervention. The mental health data of the two classes were measured for comparison. The data analysis shows that the mental health of the experimental class was generally improved through the group counselling; the two classes had significant difference in mental health after the experiment; the group counselling significantly boosted the positive emotions, yet only slightly improved the depression and toughness. The research results lay the basis for application of psychological techniques in mental health education.
Positive Psychology, Mental Health, Group Counselling, Depression.