The Week That Was: Minding your mental health

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  • Monday, 29 Jul 2019

Pinterest wants to help users feel better with the introduction of emotional well-being activities on its app. — Pinterest

As we hurtle forward into a digital future, it’s even more crucial that those in despair or with suicidal thoughts are not left out.

According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2017 released last year, one out of five Malaysian adolescents is depressed, two out of five experienced anxiety, while 11.2% experienced “suicidal ideation” and 10.1% had attempted suicide – all issues that the Befrienders KL helpline has been working to address since 1970.

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