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According to statistics, about 2% of children suffer from depression. The rate is from 5% to 8% for adolescents. The rate is higher among children after puberty.

Young child's suicide sparks concerns over mental health

A 12-year-old boy in Hanoi fell to his death from an apartment building, sparking concerns over children’s mental wellbeing and parents’ negligence on the matter, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctors warn of psychological disorders among students because of long-term online study

Having to study online for a long time, many students could develop eye, bone or joint problems, or mental disorders, doctors say.

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Advice on protecting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Number of child suicides on the rise: psychologists

In Vietnam, the number of adolescents and children with serious mental health problems accounts for 12 percent, or 3 million people who need support and treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Education Ministry warns of high percentage of students with mental health problems

VietNamNet Bridge - Educators and adults have finally begun paying more attention to school counseling needs after reports of a number of suicides of students. 

Academic pressure hindering mental health

 VietNamNet Bridge – Emotional and psychotic disorders in Vietnamese children are increasing at an alarming rate, doctors have warned.

Lack of mental health support for students a major concern

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts and psychologists are worried that schools are not paying enough attention on mental health support for students, deterring their healthy long-term development and education.

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Mental health strategy backs Aussie veterans

 A new Veteran Mental Health Strategy to support contemporary Australian veterans and their families was released Monday by Minister for Veterans' Affairs Warren Snowdon.