The development of pattern in mental health promotion and protection in secondary school students.

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“MU My Mind” innovation can help to reduce the incidence of depression and suicide in secondary school students.

People who experienced depressive symptoms have increased worldwide in recent years. There is an increase in the incidence of depression and suicide, especially in children and adolescents. The research team developed the innovative Mobile Application under the name “MU My Mind” and tested its effectiveness in the early stages. The “MU My Mind” was used to screen for mental health problems, promote psychological well-being and prevent mental health problems among secondary school students in two schools at Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province.

The student who participating in this program used “MU My Mind” application for mental health assessment by themselves on mobile phone at the first time and then they used this application for three week and after that they had to assess again (Posttest) and they followed up at 3 and 6 months.

The purpose of “MU My Mind” are;

  1. Reduce the incidence of depression and suicide.
  2. Create a prototype of “The mental health promotion and protection” in secondary school students.
  3. Policy-driven for expand the research result to another level of educational institution.

During project implementation it was found that the students severe depression and high rate toward suicide. The researcher team provide initial assistance, educate and coordinate with guidance teacher, class teacher and parent to take care and forward to mental health hospital to treat, the doctor accepted as an in-patient, provide drug treatment and electric therapy. The researcher team provide continuous care for this student to prevent suicide as well as providing advice and psychotherapy to restore the state of mind from depression.

Moreover, the student with mild to moderate depression who used “MU My Mind” innovation told the research team that they received a big benefit from this app and it was very interesting. However, the project is not complete yet so it cannot be analyzed to show empirical evidence.

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nopporn Vongsirimas and team from department of mental health and psychiatric nursing, faculty of nursing, Mahidol University.
  2. Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanawin Rakthanmanon and team from department of computer engineering, faculty of engineering, Kasetsart university.
  3. School executive, guidance teacher, class teacher from 2 school in Phutthamonthon district, Nakhonphatom province.
  4. Students and parent.
  5. Mental health hospital in Phutthamonthon district, Nakhonphatom province.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nopporn Vongsirimas, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phuangphet Kaesornsamut