June 15, 2008

Six per cent of Malaysian youths 'have suicidal thoughts'

"Whatever ye are given (here) is (but) a convenience of this life: but that which is with Allah is better and more lasting: (it is) for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord" As Syura: 36

What actually happened to Malaysian? Everybody is very busy worshipping wealth, straight A's, popularity? Wealth is not wrong, go and find them but they are not the Lord to be worshipped, A's also not wrong, do your best, and let Allah do the rest. What actually happened?Maybe the acceleration to become a 'developed' country, changed the Malaysian to be like any other so called developed country, like US and Japan? Japan and US are highest in term of commit suiciders too!) I am worried, for my future, my future family, for the next generation of ummah. Can we survive as a real human being in the future? Are we getting insane with this dunyah competition? Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the richest of us all? Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the most popular of us all? Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest of us all? Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the most insane in this world?

The article below enlightened the issue of mental health problem among the teenagers. These teenagers, are our future generation.Teenagers might be very stressful with academics, or competing with their peers (like mirror -mirror on the wall competition), or they might be so stressful with poverty (or too wealthy?) or etc..etc.etcHow about their parents? Are their parents have the same signs and symptoms? I believe among adults, the prevalence is also quite high. Being mentally tortured by money..money..money..money?Thus, whom should we put the blame?

"Letakkanlah dunia di tanganmu bukan di hatimu"

Source : http://www.nst.com.my/


Six per cent of Malaysian youths aged between 16 and 24 have thoughts of suicide when under stress — a symptom which indicates they have mental health problems, Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai says.

He described the situation, based on a study by the ministry in 2006, as“quite alarming” and could worsen if not addressed promptly.He said there was an increase in the number of people with mental health problems in Malaysia especially among those within the age group of 70 to 74 (19.5 per cent), followed by those between 16 and 19 years old (14.4 per cent).

“Mental stress is a problem which should not be taken lightly because of its impact on the individuals’ pproductivity, efficiency and performance as well as their families and the society,” he told reporters after launching the “Jom Tangani Stress” programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Permaisuri here today.

To address the problem especially among students, Liow said the Health Ministry would collaborate with the Education Ministry to provide counsellors in schools with the appropriate skills and techniques.The ministry, he added, would also organise workshops to expose the public to stress management, interpersonal communication skills, positive thinking and on ways to relax.


NMZ said...

bact to basic, didikan Islam pada mereka sendiri. Tanpa benda2 nilah yang bawak mereka ke arah yang salah..pentingnya peranan ibu bapa kerana segalanya bermula di rumah.

Tiada gunanya diberi kaunselor di sekolah tapi keadaan di rumah tak berubah..mereka tak mampu untuk berubah jika begitu kondisinya..

Kesian remaja2 kita..moga kita sama2 diberi hidayah..ameen

DIYANA said...

kadang-kadang takut utk menghadapi realiti sekarang..

Pesan buat diri juga, agar benar-benar bersedia utk masa depan akan dtg.Ilmu, pengalaman, and yang paling penting guidance from Him. Jadi ilmu tarbiyatul aulad, parenting, coping with stress must be in our hand

Lord please guide us through..