Mental health and the young: What more can be done to address the issue?

The recent River Valley High School alleged murder has cast mental health issues faced by children and youth into the spotlight. The Straits Times looks at what some of these issues are and how they can be addressed.

When Ms Jamie Tan was nine, she struggled to come to terms with her parents' divorce, which eventually led her to self-harm in primary school. Despite turning to two co-curricular activities in secondary school to distract herself, she would occasionally skip school or have meltdowns.

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