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A school, whether run by the government or a private institution, is established to prepare adolescents for adulthood. In some regions, some religious societies have established a comprehensive educational institution supported by their religious competencies requirement in their curriculum, along with the ...

A school, whether run by the government or a private institution, is established to prepare adolescents for adulthood. In some regions, some religious societies have established a comprehensive educational institution supported by their religious competencies requirement in their curriculum, along with the national curriculum. Adolescence is a period of life that ranges from 10 to 19 years old and expands from school to the early phase of university. Adolescents are considered highly susceptible to mental health issues. Anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, and suicidal attempts have been shown to increase before the age of 24. There is a myriad of factors that can contribute to the development of mental health disorders in this context, including family, parenting style, and bullying from peers/teachers. Failing to address contributing factors may hinder adolescents from fulfilling and sustaining healthy and productive adult lives.

There has been a plausible amount of research on mental health among adolescents in general, however, further research that explores adolescent mental health in the context of school, university, and the surrounding environments is needed to promote the educational institution as a vital actor in the development and support of mental health disorders.

Having an adequate understanding of these issues will be beneficial for educational institutions to address and implement action moving forward. Therefore, it will be beneficial to further understand which factors are involved in the prevalence of mental health disorders among adolescents - this can be achieved by collecting a series of multi-disciplinary research that captures a broader picture of this phenomenon. Considering these points, this Research Topic aims to discuss all mental health disorders among adolescents at any stage of an educational institution (from the middle stage of primary school to the early undergraduate). This Research Topic welcomes quantitative, qualitative, mixed method research and literature reviews focusing on, but not limited to the following sub-topics:

• Factors that contribute to the development of mental health disorders in school, university, and surrounding environments (i.e., peer bullying, teacher bullying, family environment, etc.)

• Prevalence and types of mental health disorders amongst adolescents;

• The role of educational institutions in the development of mental health disorders amongst adolescents;

• The role of educational institutions in supporting mental health disorders amongst adolescents;

• Risk factors related to substance use disorder amongst adolescents;

• Risk factors related to suicidal attempts amongst adolescents.

Keywords: adolescent, school, mental health disorders, educational institutions, risk factors


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