What young people wish adults knew about their mental health challenges

Providing a listening ear is better than jumping in with advice, although professional help should be sought when necessary. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Increasing awareness of the importance of mental health in recent years has added another dimension to the time-honoured pangs of adolescence.

For some members of Gen Z, having the "emotional vocabulary" to talk about their socio-emotional challenges stands them in better stead to face academic pressure, falling out with friends, the stress of keeping up with social media and pandemic isolation.

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