Depression in Singapore (Part 3) : Internet: A Boon or Bane?

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The Internet can provide a source of support for people suffering from depression. However not all the support come in positive forms. Some of these online support groups come in the form of suicide clubs, where users can arrange suicide pacts together.

According to Dr Christopher Cheok, who is Head of Psychological Medicine at the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the average number of suicide cases among people below 30 in Singapore is between 50 – 100 and he cautions that this is not a low figure.

To combat this, our panellists suggest parents monitor their child’s online behaviour and be on the look out for signs of any unusual change in their child’s mood.

Tune into Part 3 of Talkabout’s debate to find out more about the role of the Internet in the fight against depression.

Host: Kenneth Liang
Speakers : Choo Jin Kiat: Executive Director, O’Joy Care Services
Dr Claire Thompson: Associate Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychology, JCU
Dr Priyadarshani Kamat: Homeopath, Nature Nurtures
Dr Christopher Cheok: Head of Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Thomas Lee: Psychiarist, Resilienz Clinic
Junainah Mohd Eusope: Recovered patient

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