8-29% of youth have mental health problems, 2-3% commit suicide: report

VietNamNet Bridge – Warning about the high proportion of Vietnamese children having mental health problems, experts have urged new consultancy activities at school and better care of children at home. Counseling divisions will be set up at general schools Unicef researchers, after surveying Vietnamese youth aged 11-24 in four cities/provinces (Hanoi, HCMC, Dien Bien and Ha Giang), said that 8-29 percent of Vietnamese youth have problems with mental health, from mild to severe levels. About 10 percent of Vietnamese people have mental and psychological problems, while 200,000 people in serious situation and have to undergo treatment. Citing the case of a female seventh grader in Ha Tinh province who committed suicide in class because of anxiety, Lan emphasized that if the problems of the students had been discovered early, the suicide would have been prevented. RELATED NEWS Self-harm behaviors increasing among students Some students abroad suffer from depression, commit suicide Chi Mai


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