Going digital to help Singapore youth dealing with mental health issues

The teams leverage online channels and resources to reach out to more youths to encourage help-seeking. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Agencies here have been turning to online channels to engage youth with mental health concerns, as they have indicated a preference for anonymity or are worried about the stigma attached to seeking help.

As at June this year, more than 12,000 youth have been engaged since the first youth community outreach team was rolled out in April last year, through various means, including online platforms Instagram and TikTok, said Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) chief executive Tan Kwang Cheak.

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