Awareness of Behavioural Intervention Strategies in Curbing Mental Health Issues among Youth in Malaysia


Gopinathan, Sharmini and Kaur, Anisha Haveena and Lai, Ming Ming and Alias, Mazni and Veeraya, Segaran (2022) Awareness of Behavioural Intervention Strategies in Curbing Mental Health Issues among Youth in Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (22). p. 15376. ISSN 1660-4601

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Mental health is a growing concern among people worldwide. Mental health issues are one of the main factors contributing to adolescent health-related burden. Malaysia, in particular, has seen an increase in the number of youths facing mental health issues. The government aims to take action by promoting mental health well-being as well as providing care and recovery to those who are affected. This study aimed to examine measures that could potentially improve and curb mental health issues among youth in Malaysia by adopting the use of behavioural intervention technologies. Three underlying models of intervention were studied, namely, the internet intervention model, Fogg behaviour model, and persuasive system design. A total of 103 respondents between the ages of 18 to 23 years participated in the research survey, and the results revealed that mood changes and thoughts, feelings, and actions were the intervention strategies that showed a positive significance in the improvement of mental health among youth in Malaysia. Social distractions, peer motivation, ease of access to help, and sense of belonging and mindfulness did not show a positive significance when it came to behavioural intervention technologies used to improve mental health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth mental health, mental health, early intervention, prevention, mental health services, public mental health, emerging adulthood, adolescence, innovative therapies, healthcare systems
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 01:30
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 01:30


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