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Think tank calls for greater investment in mental health wellness.
PETALING JAYA: The rate of suicides among the youth is a national public health issue that requires a sustainable, long-term strategy, according to a study by Relate Mental Health Malaysia.PETALING JAYA: A new study has found that suicide is a prevalent trend among teenagers – especially males – which has caused economic losses of RM346.2mil in 2019 alone.
BANGKOK (AFP): Denouncing sexual violence, demanding abortion reform and destigmatising sex work -- once-taboo issues are finding public expression in Thailand as women take up leadership roles in a youth-led pro-democracy movement.
MADRID (Reuters) -Spain took a big step towards legalising euthanasia on Thursday, with the lower house of parliament approving a bill allowing the seriously ill to choose to end their life, despite staunch opposition from the political right and religious groups.
PETALING JAYA: Batu Sapi MP Datuk Liew Vui Keong, who died on Friday (Oct 2), is remembered for his commitment to law reform, especially in the abolishment of the death penalty.
JUST this past Thursday, Sept 10, we commemorated the World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year there are 800,000 deaths due to suicide worldwide, which equates to one death every 40 seconds, and even overtaking deaths due to motor vehicle accidents in some countries.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC) has called on the government to decriminalise suicide in Malaysia, which it argues as an important step towards destigmatising mental health.