About this Research Topic
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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