Mental Health

10 Ways to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in Schools

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses.  Schools are a vital setting for promoting mental health and well-being among students, teachers, and staff. Here are ten ways to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month in schools: How […]

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What is Personal Guidance? (Meaning, Stages, and Objectives)  

There are generally 3 types of guidance and counseling in schools— educational, vocational, and personal-social. In this post, we will be zooming into personal/social guidance and counseling — its nature, objectives, and importance. Nature of Personal Guidance Personal-social guidance is a type of guidance that aims to assist people in acquiring the abilities, information, and

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Relationship Between Guidance and Counseling (Differences & Similarities)

What is the difference between guidance and counseling? Where does one start and the other stop? In this post, we will be examining the relationship between guidance and counseling— their differences and similarities. Relationship Between Guidance and Counseling Guidance and counseling are two closely related fields that are often used interchangeably, but they have different

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Full History of Guidance and Counseling In Nigeria (1958 to date)

Various forms of traditional guidance have been existing in Nigeria right from time, where traditional and religious leaders helped members of their communities navigate their life challenges.  But it was more of advice-giving and spiritual rites than the guidance and counseling we know today. To understand the details, advantages, and disadvantages of traditional guidance and

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What Is Guidance and Counseling? (Nature, Scope, and Types)

Guidance and counseling are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have quite different meanings and applications. While guidance refers to the process of helping an individual make informed decisions, counseling involves providing support to help someone overcome emotional or psychological difficulties. Overview of Guidance and Counseling? Guidance and counseling is an all-encompassing

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Appraisal Techniques in Counseling (Functions and Principles)

One of the seven core guidance services carried out by guidance counselors is appraisal. Appraisal is a service that is designed to gather, analyze, and utilize various personal, psychological, and social data about clients to gain a better understanding of them. These data could either be gathered subjectively or objectively through various appraisal techniques. Another

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