The modern teenager is under immense social and academic pressure. Not only are teenagers going through rapid hormonal and brain changes, their social life is also rapidly changing with the advancement of social media. Suicide is a multifaceted problem and requires solutions from multiple areas. We believe one way to increase the resilience of our youth is to improve communication and foster their interpersonal relationships.
I share some of my thoughts alongside Paul Wong with SCMP on how communication and social support can best protect young people battling stress and anxiety: https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2083737/why-talking-depressed-hong-kong-teens-matter-life-and-death
If you feel like you need to talk to someone then please do contact me to set up an appointment on +852 2521 4668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I can offer both an online session via Skype or a face to face session
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