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Adolescents diagnosed with depression cite school, parental pressure

A survey conducted at the HCM City Psychiatric Hospital found that 13.8 percent of adolescents who visit a doctor because of mental health problems suffer from depression.

Youth bear more pressure than previous generations: studies

Unlike their grandparents and parents, youth nowadays who live in the technology era have to face multiple stressors in their childhood.

Nearly 15 million Vietnamese face mental health problems

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, 14.9% of the population, or nearly 15 million people, have one of 10 common mental disorders.

15% of high school students considered suicide: survey

In Vietnam, about 12 percent of children face mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, equivalent to more than 3 million children in need of mental health services.

Teen suicide: 'red warnings' ignored

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.