17 Jun '11, 4am

Why the spate of recent teen suicides in S'pore? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

MOE should look into this seriously. No changes in suicide figures over the last five years doesn't mean this is okay. Zero attempted and or suicidal case should be the ultimate goal. Within MOE's effort to 'identify' at risk students for early support , it is being mentioned by counsellors that students are 'afraid their sharings are reported to school'. The fear of intruding in the privacy of the afflicted without their knowledge and consent is a real thing. MOE ought to sanction external agencies (like the SOS) into the school premise and make it compulsory for all school to have in place suicidal prevention talks/workshops in schools to impart lifelong skills to the young generation, which in turn or time filter through to core family and friends. Please invest in lifelong skills, and not only in academic.

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