||300 Social sciences
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Mental health, Maladaptive behaviors, Malaysian youth, Mental illness, Emotional wellbeing
||This paper has been presented at the National Population Conference 2022 (PERKKS 22) – Bangi Resort Hotel, Selangor on 10-11 November 2022. It is jointly organized by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya (UM) in collaboration with WMIT Group Sdn Bhd.
||The contemporary world with its constant changes and challenges often poses great risks to the mental health of young people who are at the age of learning about themselves and the world they live in. Similarly, recent developments have indicated that Malaysian youths today are greatly affected by mental health issues and are easily driven by maladaptive behaviors.