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Welcome to Youth Mental Health Lab

Youth Mental Health Lab (YMH Lab) focuses on understanding the psychiatric epidemiology, psychopathology and psychological interventions of children and adolescents. We are situated at Tsinghua University in Beijing where we are proud to have created a creative, collaborative and open-minded Lab.

Latest News


October 15, 2023

Professor Chen Runsen chaired the Mental Health Special Committee at the 25th National Psychology Academic Conference held at Sichuan Normal University.

October 12, 023

Professor Chen Runsen at Western South (Chongqing) delivered a presentation on ”Digital Services and Research on Mental Health in the New Technological Era“

September 5, 2023

The team hosted an expert seminar on the Ministry of Education's Humanities and Social Sciences project regarding the prevention of non-suicidal self-injury in schools in Wuhan, Hebei Province.

Research Areas

​Mechanism and Cohort study

We employ cutting-edge research methods such as neuroimaging, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and longitudinal cohort studies to investigate the mechanisms underlying mental health issues and the development of self-harm and suicidal behaviors. Our interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approach allows us to explore these phenomena from a public health perspective, examining the epidemiological characteristics at a population level.


Digital Intervention

We employ innovative intervention methods such as Virtual Reality (VR), Ecological Momentary Interventions (EMI), and serious games, combining neuroimaging and visual arts, to address mental health issues and intervene in self-harm and suicidal behaviors.

School Prevention

Our school prevention projects aim to promote the mental health and well-being of students by implementing evidence-based interventions and strategies. We focus on identifying risk and protective factors, developing early detection protocols, evaluating the effectiveness of prevention programs, addressing bullying and cyberbullying, and fostering a positive school environment.

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