Special Issue
MHGC Proceeding 2021
Mental Health: Global Challenges Journal
https://mhgcj.org ISSN 2612-2138
Antonina I. Kononchuk, Tetyana I. Svatenkova, Oleksandr V. Svatenkov, Danylo I. Kononchuk
Mykola Gogol Nizhyn State University, Nizhyn, Ukraine
Introduction. Health at 10% depends on the medicine level, 20% - on the environment state,
20% - on heredity and 50% - on lifestyle. The healthy lifestyle is forming by: value awareness,
conscious attitude, health support; healthy lifestyle; spirituality development; saving and
promotion health life. Ukrainian adolescents` health self-assessment is lower than their peers in
Europe: every five teenager consider his health mediocre or bad (27%); every third teenager
has smoking experience. One in ten teenagers first smoke a cigarette at 11 or earlier, 7%
smoke every day; one in seven among 11-year-old and 76% 17-year-old have alcoholic
drinking experience; every nine teenagers (aged from 11 to 13 years) tries cannabis at least
once. Among 12 million reported sexually transmitted diseases 3 million occur among
Purpose. The purpose of the paper is to study the youth awareness level in the health field; to
create a youth health center model.
Methodology. An extensive literary review of relevant articles and youth health research reports
for the period 2009-2020, was performed using Medline, PubMed and Google databases, with
the following key words: "the Ukrainian youth health state, the number of chronically ill among
Ukrainian youth, the bad habits spread in the Ukrainian youth environment, youth for a healthy
lifestyle". We used a descriptive cross-sectional survey with open-ended and closed-ended
questions about attitude to a healthy lifestyle (n = 688).
Results. Youth consider the health as the most comprehensive definition, which is enshrined in
the scientific literature (67,7%). Family remains the most influential social institution for young
people today. Unemployment, low medical care level and high HIV/AIDS rates are the most
important health concerns.
Conclusions. Influencing the safe behavior formation factors is defined, the young people
attitude the healthy lifestyle and the mentioned factors have been described. The model of the
Youth Health Support and Conservation Centre is presented
Educational management, safe behavior, healthy lifestyle, the model of Health Centre, city
Address for correspondence:
Dr. Tetyana I. Svatenkova, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of General and Practical
Psychology, Mykola Gogol Nizhyn State University, Nizhyn, Ukraine.
e-mail: tatianasvatenkova@gmail.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-
Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
©Copyright: Svatenkova, 2021
Licensee NDSAN (MFC- Coordinator of the NDSAN), Italy
DOI: https://doi.org/10.32437/mhgcj.v4i2.111