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Understanding Stress in teens and adolescents. 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.

There are more younger people choosing more extreme methods to cope with their stress and what is more alarming is the age of young people feeling suicidal or have committed suicide continue to decrease over the years. In other words, there seem to be a trend in having more primary school children feeling stressed out and opting suicide as an option to their problems. Many children face the pressure to excel in their academic performance despite scoring all A's. I think parents play an important role in contributing to the pressure. Parents could unknowingly place unrealistic expectations on the child or reflecting what they could not achieve in their younger days to satisfy their regrets by imposing certain standards on the child. This also seems to be more common in asian context as well where academic performance is always the priority. – ytfoong002

He had never fared poorly in his examinations from Primary 1 to 4, and scored an average of 70 marks.

More children and teens are stressed out, Health News

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. Telltale signsPrimary schoolchildren may complain of headaches, and chest and abdominal pain.They may be more clingy, emotional, demanding or con- frontational. "His mum wanted to motivate him. MOE, MSF ‘very concerned’ about spike in youth suicides; experts say more support and awareness necessary.

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) are “very concerned” about the spike in the number of youth suicides this year, said the ministries in a joint statement.

The figures show in the article is worrying as the suicide rates among teens continue to rise over the years. With social media platforms being the biggest trend in current societies, it seems to be impacting the young people negatively. – ytfoong002

“It is not yet a trend, but we must monitor this closely and take various measures to address it,” said spokespersons for the ministries in response to email queries from CNA.

MOE, MSF ‘very concerned’ about spike in youth suicides; experts say more support and awareness necessary

The number of suicides in Singapore rose 10 per cent last year, with suicides among boys aged 10 to 19 at a record high, the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said last week. A total of 94 people aged between 10 and 29 killed themselves last year, SOS said. Among boys aged between 10 and 19 years old, there were 19 suicides last year – the highest since it began keeping records in 1991 and almost triple the seven cases recorded in 2017. READ: Suicides in Singapore up 10% last year, record high among boys There were 397 reported suicides in 2018, compared with 361 the year before.

What is stress? 5 Things about stress. Understanding Stress. A moderate amount of stress can be good for you; it gets you excited about life, motivates you and improves your performance.

Understanding Stress

When stress becomes too intense or continues for a prolonged period of time however, it becomes harmful and impacts our lives negatively. Everybody experiences stress. Some groups of people are more susceptible to stress than others. For example, healthcare professionals, pilots, firefighters, customer service officers, stockbrokers, teachers, students etc. Stress can occur anytime. How stress affect the body.

Stress affects people both emotionally and physically. The impact of stress on the physical body should not be underestimated. – ytfoong002

Stress. How stress affects your brain Madhumita Murgia. Signs and symptoms of stress in youths. Recognise anxiety.

Anxiety and stress can be very similar. The difference between these two is stress is mostly a short-term experience and is the body's reaction to a trigger, it can be either positive or negative. While anxiety is a sustained mental health disorder that can be triggered by stress. in other words, the feeling of stress can be heightened by anxiety. – ytfoong002

Stress vs Anxiety: How to Tell the Difference & Get Help. Stress Test - How Stressed Are You? Causes of stress in teens and adolescent. 6 Common Triggers of Teen Stress. Social media and mental health of teenagers. Impact of social media in teenagers. 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.

More teens in Singapore seeking help at IMH for school stress , Education News

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. However, Dr Lim Choon Guan, senior consultant and deputy chief of IMH's department of developmental psychiatry, said: "Over the past few years, I have seen more teenagers in our clinic who are from top schools and report experiencing school-related stress. " Replying to The New Paper's queries, Dr Lim said this trend does not necessarily mean more youth are feeling stressed about their studies but suggests they are more willing to seek help.

This may lead them to have unrealistic expectations. The Big Read: Dangers lurk in youth's chase for social media 'likes' SINGAPORE: Eight hours on TikTok, seven hours on Instagram, and two hours on YouTube.

The Big Read: Dangers lurk in youth's chase for social media 'likes'

This is a snapshot of a day in the life of 21-year-old full-time model Lukas Koshy, who has been losing sleep since he got sucked into the latest social media craze, TikTok, a video-sharing app filled with 15-second lip-syncing videos, memes, and all things amusing to a Generation Z’er like him. Five hours of sleep is all that he is mostly getting these days. “It’s unhealthy,” the Singaporean admits, but he doesn’t see a need to change his ways. READ: Tik Tok, the most valuable Chinese start-up you've never heard of, a commentary Mr Koshy feels gainfully occupied when thinking up the next viral post, and putting out at least one to two TikTok posts a day. “Superficial as it may seem, ‘likes’ are important to me,” he said. When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents. Dr.

When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents

Ana Radovic, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, an adolescent medicine specialist who does research in mental health services, said that only about a third of teenagers with depression get treatment, and it can take a long time. At a clinic that serves teenagers who are severely depressed or suicidal, she began doing interviews about how they were using social media, and found she was hearing both positive and negative stories. “For example, there was one teen who shared with me that she enjoyed following a band that she liked on Instagram, and it made her feel better,” Dr.

Radovic said. How to cope with stress? Coping with stress and anxiety. How to help children and teens manage their stress. In the short term, stress can push a child to practice for her piano recital or inspire a teen to study when he’d rather be out with friends.

How to help children and teens manage their stress

But chronic stress is different. Left unchecked, long-term stress can contribute to a long list of physical and mental health problems. Prolonged stress can cause high blood pressure, weaken the immune system and contribute to diseases such as obesity and heart disease. It can also lead to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression—disorders that are becoming more common in youth. In a 2018 study, researchers analyzed data from the National Survey of Mental Health and found that rates of anxiety and depression had increased in kids ages 6 to 17, from 5.4% in 2003 to 8.4% in 2011-12. JED and MTVU Launch "Press Pause" to Help Teens & Young Adults Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Relationship Issues.

Mindfulness exercises from Sheppard Pratt help troubled teens cope with life. Conquer it! Overcomer Animated Short Hannah Grace.