Lacking love, kids as young as 10 reach out to Befrienders


Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

Befrienders KL is a non-profit organisation offering emotional support for the lonely, those in distress or despair, or people with suicidal thoughts. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 9, 2019.

CHILDREN as young as 10 are sending emails to seek help and confide about their depression, largely because of a lack of attention from parents, said a suicide helpline.

Befrienders Kuala Lumpur executive director Kenny Lim said this is a worrying sign, pointing out that the depression rate for those under 20 is increasing each year.


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