PETALING JAYA: A national survey has revealed that Malaysians aged 13 to 17 are critically suffering from mental health problems. One in five are suffering depression (18.3%), two in five anxiety (39.7%), and one in 10 suffering from stress (9.6%). The survey on students’ problems found that 50% of 120,420 students faced personal problems that included exam stress, 29% faced family problems, 11% faced issues with friends, and 10% faced problems with their teachers. NHMS 2017 also revealed that adolescents, aged 13 to 17, suffered from mental health problems. He said school heads are also under pressure to carry out the orders given to them by the Education Ministry.
Source: The Star October 11, 2018 23:49 UTC