Mental Health in Schools
Al-Quds University - Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: There have been several mental health quantitative researches over the years. Most came to the conclusion that the primary cause of mental distress and depression among Palestinians is due to the high exposure to violence due to occupation practices in the West Bank and Gaza. In addition, the stigma around mental health illness in the Palestinian community, and the lack of highly educated and experienced mental health nurses and practitioners cause many Palestinians to refrain from seeking professional help in most cases. Many studies also indicated the lack of qualitative research regarding the topic and the necessity of this type of research, along with the many available quantitative researches on the topic, to establish a sustainable support system.