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Nation 01 Apr 2020 | 7:00 AM

Befrienders KL’s turn to call for help

PETALING JAYA: Phones at Befrienders KL, whose centre in Jalan Templer here, may go unmanned for the first time in almost 50 years due to the stricter enforcement of the movement control order (MCO).

Mind 12 Apr 2019 | 5:35 AM

Malaysian mental health practitioner Aini Zubedy makes good in Texas

In the 1980s, Aini Zubedy started as a Befrienders Malaysia volunteer, lending her ears to the depressed and suicidal. Today, she's a sought-after dialectical behaviour therapist at the Austin State Hospital in the US.

Mind 09 Jun 2018 | 7:01 AM

Why we need to rethink what we think we know about suicide

The deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain are forcing us to re-examine our understanding of suicide. It's not just a list of risk factors or an impulsive act.

Metro News 05 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Urgent repairs needed at flats to prevent suicides

Seremban MCA secretary Lim Kok Kian, who is widely tipped to contest the Lobak state seat in the upcoming election, said the repairs were necessary as the most recent suicide was the 71st case at the 54-year-old flats.

Nation 15 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Raising suicide awareness among the Indians

THE suicide prevention NGO Befrienders Malaysia conducted a special training session to raise awareness of the problem among the Indian community, Tamil dailies reported.

Community 11 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Reaching out to troubled youths

SUICIDES are one of the greatest taboos in our society, yet it is most prevalent within our social constructs.

Seniors 24 Jun 2016 | 6:55 AM

Are we ready to meet the needs of Malaysia's fast ageing population?

A panel of experts discuss about addressing senior's needs and catering to the country's ageing population.

Nation 17 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

A louder cry for help

There are more troubled Malaysians, especially Gen Y-ers, reaching out for help when they believe there is no other way but to end their own life. Befrienders Malaysia views this increase as positive, as the risk of suicide shrinks when the person is able to talk about it.