Last week’s tag: #Depression

ONE mother’s quest to help depressed teenagers find hope before they resort to suicide inspired our cover story last week on #depression. Dr. Florance Sinniah’s “Know the SIGN” campaign has been providing talks, depression screenings and volunteer counsellors to schools in Penang and Kedah; helping students realise they are not alone in feeling depressed or […]

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Signs of suicide

By CHRISTINA CHIN Two months ago, it was reported that suicide rates were on the rise in Malaysia. Now that statistic might not seem particularly relevant or alarming to most young people, maybe this one will – according to Dr Florance Sinniah, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Malaysians aged 12 […]

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Suicide victims getting younger

By CHRISTINA CHIN Befrienders Penang chairman Phillip Saw believes that pressure from parents and teachers to excel academically is behind the increase in suicide cases among young people. “One student I spoke to was very upset that he scored eight A1s and one A2,” said Saw. “There was also a boy whose grandfather told […]

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