The modern teenager is under immense social and academic pressure. Not only are teenagers going through rapid hormonal and brain changes, but 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.
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