Study shows student mood

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 06, 2019
By: Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

About one-eighth of junior-high, senior-high and vocational students in Taipei and New Taipei City

Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry director Chen Chih-tsai, left, John Tung Foundation chief executive officer Yau Sea-wain, second left, John Tung Mental Health Center director Yeh Ya-hsing, right, and a fourth person hold up signs at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday to promote an updated depression detection application that shows nearby psychiatrist, counseling and support resources.
Photo: CNA / John Tung Foundation

showed signs of a “clearly depressed mood” and are in need of professional help, a survey released on Wednesday by the John Tung Foundation showed.

The survey, which collected 2,140 responses from students in June, found that 70.4 percent of respondents were stressed by academics, 44.7 percent by uncertainty about the future and 33 percent by interpersonal relations, the foundation’s mental health center director Yeh Ya-hsing (葉雅馨) said.

The results showed that 18.7 percent of respondents said they would “actively seek help” when they are feeling down, she said, adding that not wanting to “trouble the other person” was the top reason given for not seeking help.

More than half, 52.3 percent, of respondents said they would turn to their friends or classmates first for help, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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