Suicides among school-children and the need to review school system

Suicides among school-children and the need to review school system

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Photo by Chrofit the man to call on
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan, Basketball Player


As quoted above, failures should be taught to be are part of a journey to success.

It is worrying to see young school children committing suicide because of their inability to cope with homeworks and examination stress.

School should be fun!

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

2 thoughts on “Suicides among school-children and the need to review school system

  1. It is one of the reasons I have always struggled with everyone in a class receiving an award throughout the school year, often multiple times. The lack of resilience has become a real issue. Some would say I am a grumpy old man for saying such. However, we have always talked to our kids re how to get through life. The Whitehall Study (who is really stressed in the workplace and what is the underlying cause of heart attacks) and what flowed from there in terms of other research shows that kids can handle, and in fact enjoy, adult conversations. They like undertaking tasks in an adult way, we seem to undermine this.

    1. In some countries, the ‘kiasu’ and ‘kiasi’ culture can be quite competitive. Too much have been drummed into achieving ‘A’s, instead of a balanced lifestyle.
      Not all rubber bands are of the same strength to withstand being stretched!

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