30th November 2023
'Kids with mental health issues need outside help'
Chinese University researchers on Wednesday urged people to seek help as soon as possible if their children are suffering from mental health problems, after finding that almost half of parents are unwilling to get assistance from professionals.
The university said it surveyed about 6,000 children in the past five years and found that about a quarter had at least one health issue, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or anxiety.
It said about eight percent of secondary school pupils reported having suicidal thoughts.
Despite this, almost half of parents would not seek professional help for their children, the researchers said.