Title/course offered:

Mental Health Challenge in Millennial Era 


Based on Basic Health Research data in 2018, the prevalence of major psychiatric disorder increased from 0.15% to 0.18% and the prevalence of mental emotional disorder among citizens of 15 years old and more increased from 6.1% to 9.8%. Approximately 12 millions Indonesians of age 15 years old and more suffered from depression. In 2016, there were 1800 cases of suicidal death. Globally, more than 800.000 people die each year due to suicide. This means  for every 40 seconds, there is 1 person committing suicide.

The advancement of digital technology and social media correlates positively with incidents of mental health issues, especially relating to gadget addiction. A research in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction stated that excessive use of social media could lead to depression. Research has shown that depression score (CES-D) was elevated 9.0% in social media users.

Due to the serious impact mentioned above, comprehensive intervention that is promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative, is required. The 2022 Elective Program on “Mental Health Challenge in Millennial Era” provides an in-depth presentation on several topics including: (1) Mental disorders in millennial era – suicide, substance abuse, internet addictions, sleep disorders, anxiety, etc, (2) Medical intervention for mental health issues, (3) Non-medical intervention of mental health issues, and (4) Psychiatric cases from a legal outlook. 


General purpose:

  • extends knowledge about mental health challenges in millennial era

Special purpose:

  • participants understand the forms of mental disorders in millennial era 
  • participants understand the medical intervention for mental health issues
  • participants understand the non-medical intervention for mental health issues
  • participants gain insights about psychiatric cases from a legal outlook 

Participants are expected to attend lecture and clinical visits for 2 weeks


  • Initial orientation 
  • Lectures 
  • Inpatient and outpatient clinical rotation
  • Observation of therapy programme

  • Lecture 1: Mental health in millennial era 
    • Internet addiction and gaming disorders as new diagnostic approve from WHO
  • Lecture 2: Electrophysiological therapy in psychiatry
    • Transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression
    • Rehabilitation for addiction
  • Lecture 3: Substance use disorders
    • New psychoactive substance
    • Cognitive behavior therapy for substance use disorders
  • Lecture 4: psychosocial rehabilitation and suicide prevention
    • Cultural psychiatry 
    • Mental health community nursing / suicide prevention
  • Lecture 5: Neurobiology in psychiatry
    • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Lecture 6: Forensic psychiatry
    • Informed consent and confidentiality in psychiatry
    • Restrain from law perspective

Practical sessions:

  • TMS laboratory
  • Neurofeedback

Clinical visits:

  • Dr. Soerojo Psychiatric Hospital Magelang
  • Psychiatric ward RSUP Dr. Sardjito
  • Psychiatric outpatient clinic RSUP Dr. Sardjito (3rd floor)
  • Puskesmas Bantul
Measurable learning outcome:

  1. participants are capable of mentioning mental health issues in millennial era 
  2. participants are able to mention and briefly explain the medical intervention of mental health issues in millennial era
  3. participants are able to mention and briefly explain the non-medical intervention of mental health issues in millennial era
  4. participants are capable of giving a legal outlook on psychiatric cases
  5. participants fully attend and engage actively in course activities.
Tailor-made activities:


Number of participant: 

minimum 1 participant

Person in charge dr. Andrian Fajar Kusumadewi, M.Sc., Sp.KJ
Contact Number Offic

Dept. Ilmu Kedokteran Jiwa FKKMK UGM
Jl. Medika Sekip Utara Yogyakarta 55281