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The current Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our mental and emotional health, requiring more steps to be taken to address this issue.
JOHOR BARU: Since the movement control order (MCO) started five months ago, firemen have been busy handling cases of people threatening to take their own lives.
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.
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.
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.
A panel of experts discuss about addressing senior's needs and catering to the country's ageing population.
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.