Most teachers in Malaysia see a troubled student and hackles go up before any sort of empathy is expressed. They are regularly sent for courses, so what’s one more on mental health sensitivity and training?
Decision to educate teachers on ways to tackle adolescents with mental health issues receives backing of experienced educator Veronica Shepherdson.
Take a little time out to ask people around you “Is everything okay?” and lend your ears. It could help that one person who could be having suicidal thoughts to just hold on.
Tan Sri Dr M. Mahadevan: The biggest depression in the world is when a man loses in politics. It’s even worse than going through a divorce or losing a loved one.