Befrienders: Kids as young as 10 are reaching out for help with depression

Befrienders: Kids as young as 10 are reaching out for help with depression

The Rakyat Post - News·2019-09-10 19:07

It’s no secret that mental health problems are on the rise.

According to Malaysia’s 2015 National Health Morbidity Survey, prevalence mental health problems amongst adults were at 29.2%. This was only 10.7% in 1996.

However, there is another incredibly fragile group that’s susceptible to mental health problems; children.

In fact, local suicide hotline, Befrienders has revealed that kids as young as 10 years old are reaching out for help with depression.

The Malaysian Insight reported that young children are sending e-mails to Befrienders and asking for help with their depression that’s mostly related to lack of attention from parents.

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