Today we will be exploring more about the stresses that teenagers faces.
In the article below, Singapore Press Holdings website states that there is an average of 2,400 new cases of teenagers who are stressed out on a yearly basis from 2012 to 2017. (Times, 2019) More teens in Singapore seeking help at IMH for school stress , Education News. SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - More teenagers from top schools are seeking help at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for school-related stress.
IMH said that stress-related, anxiety and depressive disorders are common conditions seen at its Child Guidance Clinics, which treat children aged six to 18. The clinics saw an average of about 2,400 new cases every year from 2012 to 2017. Since IMH does not track the causes of the disorders, it does not have statistics on cases related to school stress. 6 Common Triggers of Teen Stress. Emotional Changes. Physical Changes. Behavioral Changes. Cognitive Changes. Anxiety and Depression. High Stress Teens Twice as Likely to Drink or Use Drugs. Why do some teens get involved in substance abuse while others do not?
What factors or influences increase the risks that adolescents will smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, get drunk and use illegal and prescription drugs, while others go all the way through high school abstinent? To answer these questions, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University conducts a "back-to-school" study otherwise known as "The National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse. " Since 1995, this survey has attempted to identify characteristics, situations, and circumstances that increase or decrease the likelihood of teen substance abuse. From the results of several of CASA's 17 published studies, the following risk factors for increased likelihood that teens will smoke, drink or use drugs have emerged. Key Factors Teens Begin Using Earlier Than Parents Think Spirituality Is a Positive Influence Digital Peer Pressure.
Death of boy, 11, who fell 17 floors after failing his exams for the first time ruled a suicide, Courts & Crime News. SINGAPORE - The death of an 11-year-old boy, who fell 17 floors from his bedroom window on the day he was to show his parents his mid-year examination results, was found to be "a deliberate act of suicide" on Friday (Oct 21).
In his findings, State Coroner Marvin Bay urged parents and educators to remind children that "their efforts in study may not always yield a commensurate result, and also that such failures are transient or temporary events". He added: "Parents and educators should also constantly reassure them that they will always be there to help the child through each stumble, winding turn and setback in their education journey. " The boy, referred as Master H, was a Primary 5 pupil who had never failed in any of his subjects. But students transitioning from Primary 4 to Primary 5 would generally have a dip in their results. Changes in their examination format are meant to prepare them for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), the court heard. Teen fought with others and wanted to kill herself, Health News. When she was in Primary 5, Olivia (not her real name) fought with her classmate and, in a fit of anger, injured the latter's back.
"My parents were shocked. They thought I was gentle," she said. But the fights continued. She bullied her classmates, threw chairs at her teachers and clashed with her mother at home. She also fought with a classmate and broke the latter's nose and tailbone. The school counsellor asked if she had depression. Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study, Education News.
Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them.
An international study suggests that Singapore students, known worldwide for academic excellence, also experience high levels of anxiety and have been exposed to bullying. The findings emerged in a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which conducts the triennial tests called the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa). Sleep well. Exercise. Goals Setting. Seek help. Positivity. School. Family. More children and teens are stressed out, Health News. Last year, a Primary 5 pupil fell 17 floors from his bedroom window on the day he was supposed to take his exam papers home.
He had never fared poorly in his examinations from Primary 1 to 4, and scored an average of 70 marks. His mother would cane him on his palm "lightly" for every mark he fell short of her stipulated standard of 70 per cent. But he failed his Higher Chinese and mathematics in his latest mid-year exam. Out of 100 marks, he scored 50 for English, 53.8 for Chinese and 57.5 for science. This case shows what too much stress can lead to. BE THERE FOR THEMWe need to be there for teenagers when they are hurt emotionally, when they are sad and when they are celebrating.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JOHN WONG, head of the National University Hospital's psychological medicine department.
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