Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm in Adolescents

Suicide has become more prevalent in the Singaporean community, where cases have increased in all age groups over the last few years[1]. The presence of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the physical and psychological health of individuals across various age groups, including adolescents. In fact, it has burdened adolescents significantly as they experience the academic stress of online learning, unconducive learning environment, loss of routine and social deprivation. As a result, there has been an increase in symptoms of psychological distress such as self-reported stress, anxiety and depression amongst adolescents[2].

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