Tackling depression can prevent suicides
PETALING JAYA: Tackling depression among youngsters is one of the ways to prevent suicide attempts when they get older.
Locally, the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2017 found that one in five youths suffered from depression and 10% have had suicidal thoughts.
Evidence-based programme will have a pre-test and post-test before and at the end of the programme.
The biggest cost, he added, was the loss of a life.
“Youth mentoring has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to prevent suicide among young people,” he said.
“They want to know that what they’re going through, that they don’t have to go through it alone.”Read more: The Star
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