Teng Guo, Wenhong Zhao, Mubarak Alrashoud
Mental health issues can lead to serious consequences like depression, self-mutilation, and worse, especially for university students who are not physically and mentally mature. Not all students with poor mental health are aware of their situation and actively seek help. Proactive detection of mental problems is a critical step in addressing this issue. However, accurate detections are hard to achieve due to the inherent complexity and heterogeneity of unstructured multi-modal data generated by campus life. Against this background, we propose a detection framework for detecting students’ mental health, named CASTLE (educational data fusion for mental health detection). Three parts are involved in this framework. First, we utilize representation learning to fuse data on social life, academic performance, and physical appearance. An algorithm, named MOON (multi-view social network embedding), is proposed to represent students’ social life in a comprehensive way by fusing students’ heterogeneous social relations effectively. Second, a synthetic minority oversampling technique algorithm (SMOTE) is applied to the label imbalance issue. Finally, a DNN (deep neural network) model is utilized for the final detection. The extensive results demonstrate the promising performance of the proposed methods in comparison to an extensive range of state-of-the-art baselines.