1. XIUMEI MA - Research Scholar of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
2. ZAIDAH BINTI ISMAIL - Senior Lecturer of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
3. SATHEESH BABU NATARAJAN - Associate Professor of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
4. Dr. SANDEEP SHRESTHA - Professor of Lincoln University College Malaysia.
It was shown that there were gender disparities in depressive symptoms as well as in family conflict and economics as well as in lifestyle habits and school satisfaction, with girls reporting greater proportions (I) of usage of the school health service. When it came to obstacles, the boys said they had difficulties talking about their mental health problems with the PHN and their peers because of their fear of being identified. With these hurdles over, the boys saw the PHN as someone they could trust and rely on for help (II). The school health service and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) are critical in identifying students who have mental health issues. Disadvantages of the IPC include things like lack of standards and goals and being dependant on others, among others (III, IV). When it comes to mental health issues, girls are three times more likely than boys to seek help from the school health centre. The lads cited a number of obstacles that prevent them from going to the PHN. The visit became a success once they overcame these difficulties. The PHN has a significant role in promoting mental health in adolescents, and IPC is critical in this context. Accessibility, confidentiality, and reliance on others all have an impact on IPC in school and the school health service. While the experiences of the experts engaged varied, when it worked, it was viewed favourably.
Mental health problems, public health nurse, secondary school.