Background: People who fail to fulfill their roles and carryout responsibilities or whose behavior is inappropriate to
the situation are viewed as Mental Illnesses.About 450 million people suffer from mental of behavioural disorders
worldwide today, it was said that mental health problems are more common in developed world than developing
Aim:This study was aimed to assess the knowledge about mental health and mental illness among Adolescents
Methodology:A Quantitative Descriptive research design was used. 30 Adolescents were selected by using
Purposive sampling technique who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and who were available during the period of data
collection at selected Lawspetarea , Puducherry. Data was collected by using Self Structured Questionnaire.
Results:It represents the Level of Knowledge among 14(46.7%) of them comes under Moderate Knowledge, 10
(33.3%) of them comes under Adequate Knowledge and 6(20%) of them comes under Inadequate Knowledge.
Conclusion: The study conducted among 30 Adolescents. It reveals the significant with demographic variables such
as staying in status at the level of knowledge. Majority of Adolescents have moderate knowledge. We provide
opportunities for adolescents to gain knowledge regarding mental health and mental illness.