High suicide numbers among young adults a wake-up call, says Unicef

Unicef says immediate investment is needed to expand mental health services, including systematic and upgraded psychological screening and professional support for young people in schools and communities. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 1, 2021.

THE mental health of all children in Malaysia should receive the investment it deserves after being a neglected part of wellbeing, said United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).

Unicef representative in Malaysia and Special Representative to Brunei Darussalam Dr Rashed Mustafa Sarwar said it was time mental health is treated as a matter of life and death. 

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