How to journey with your child through his mental health condition

Madam R with her daughter Maria on Nov 4, 2021. Madam R suspected that her teenage daughter had depression as she refused to join the usual family activities last year. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - Noticing that her teenage daughter had withdrawn from the family, staying in her room and refusing to join the usual family activities, 46-year-old Madam R (as she wants to be known) suspected that the girl had depression.

Maria (not her real name), a 17-year-old first-year polytechnic student, also lost her appetite and often fell sick.

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