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Mending teens' mental health in an online world

As Singapore grapples with mental health issues among its youth in the age of social media, it's time to equip students with tools to stay healthy and make the right choices.

The age-old pressure to do well in school is not the only thing that bothers students these days.

A growing number of children and youth aged between seven and 18 are being admitted into public hospitals for mental health conditions - from 569 in 2016, to 640 in 2017. In 2018, the number fell to 607, but that is still a fair bit higher than in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2020, with the headline 'Mending teens' mental health in an online world'. Print Edition | Subscribe