Strengthen the resilience and joy in the work figures are alarming: 6000 teachers every year due to early retirement due to psychological or psychosomatic diseases from the service eliminated. Young educators who take their professional activity with idealism and commitment, retreat often disappointed and frustrated with congestion symptoms. According to the definition of the WHO 2007, mental health is a condition in which the individual can exploit his skills, cope with the normal stresses of life and work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to his community. Mental health is viewed as a prerequisite for health. Many educators are not healthy for this understanding teachers suffer in comparison to other professions often symptoms that occur also in depressive disorders such as E.g.
exhaustion, restlessness, insomnia. 56 Percent of all early retirement date back to depression and Burnout (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Show 2005) data about the incidence of psychosomatic complaints, 45 percent are often or almost constantly under stress, are exhausted, tired and without drive (Harazd, Gieske, Rolff, 2009).40 percent complain of limbs – and muscle complaints. Working conditions must take teachers more and more educational tasks, in particular at Haupt – and Realschulen, but also often in the elementary school. Striking social and learning difficulties pupils require special attention and cost power. Large classes, high numbers and common representatives belong to school everyday.
There are also insufficient language skills of students, lack of concentration and discipline, as well as verbal assaults. The feeling to come to their own educational frontiers disappointed and frustrated. The required individual support is hard to implement. Parents tend increasingly to the entitlement mentality, criticism quickly and carry out its education order inadequate. Many teachers see it as personal grievance, if students do not provide the expected services despite their commitment. It is lone still considered a taboo to admit weakness as a teacher.