Childhood mental health issues originates from home - Experts

Childhood mental health issues originates from home - Experts

Malaysiakini - News·2019-10-02 05:01

The increase in mental health problems among children and adolescents in the country is seen as alarming as many such cases have been reported recently.

According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) in 2015, about 29.2 percent of 4.2 million Malaysians aged 16 and above suffer from various mental health conditions while a survey by NHMS in 2017 revealed one out of five adolescents feels depressed; two out of five feel anxious; 11.2 percent have suicidal idea and 10.1 percent had attempted suicide.

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