Mental Health Literacy Among Youth in Surakarta
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- Mental health literacy, mental health signs, early intervention.
Having an adequate knowledge of mental disorders is valuable for recognizing, preventing and treating them effectively. This study explored the adolescence's general knowledge of mental disorders (mental health literacy) in Surakarta, Indonesia. Data was collected by an open ended questionaire developed from Jorm's theory of mental health literacy. There were 130 students from 5 junior dan senior high schools in Surakarta who participated in this study. Descriptive analysis was taken to all data. Results showed that students's mental health literacy were not adequate. Their knowledge about mental disorder were not comprehensive. Behavioral symptoms of mental disorders were easier to be recognized than emotional and cognitive symptoms. They stated that stress, lack of self confident, lack of problems solving skill as mental disorders than psychological problems. The students only knew single factor that was responsible for mental disorders. Some of them knew the proper prevention and early intervention for people with mental disorders, but some did not know. Consequently, the mental health literacy course is needed forthe students to increase their skill to recognize simptoms of mental disorders and to support them with an adequate prevention dan early intervention.
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TY - CONF AU - Setia Asyanti AU - Usmi Karyani PY - 2018/02 DA - 2018/02 TI - Mental Health Literacy Among Youth in Surakarta BT - Proceedings of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 119 EP - 123 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.24 DO - 10.2991/acpch-17.2018.24 ID - Asyanti2018/02 ER -