Let's help those with mental health issues

Let's help those with mental health issues. [Newspaper] (2020)


I read with interest articles on suicide last week in the New Straits Times ("Olympic figure skater Alexandrovskaya dies aged 20", "Elvis Presley's only grandson commits suicide aged 27", and "Despite objections, funeral held for Seoul mayor who committed suicide").

In Malaysia, there was a similar tragedy involvinåçg a 15-year-old student in Kota Kinabalu (July 15). The trend is worrying. In 2016, the crude suicide rate stood at 5.5 per 100,000 population.

Suicide is a serious public health problem. However, it is preventablåe. There is a strong link between suicide and mental disorder.

There are many challenges in addressing mental health, such as public attitude and perception of mental health and mental illness, limited resources, lack of intersectoral collaboration and policies related to insurance coverage.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Mental health, Emotional health, Public health, Mental illness, Mental disorders
Taxonomy: By Subject > Sports Science & Recreation > Health & Fitness
By Subject > Medicine > Pediatrics
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Sports Science & Recreation
Depositing User: Mohd Aizat Abd Halim (Seremban)
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 23:43
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 05:08
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