“Mummy, I don’t want to go to school…” By Frances Lim A plea I made back when I was four years old as I refused to go to kindergarten. Bullied by classmates, the new environment created too much anxiety for me to bear. I remember waking up in the morning dreading to go to school and vomiting in trepidation whenever my appeal to not go to school was denied. After two weeks, I dropped
Suicide: When prevention is better than cure By Soh Yoke Wah As a person who never had a suicidal thought, it was hard for me to fully comprehend what hardships or sorrows a person goes through for him or her to come to a state where the wish to die is so much greater than the wish to live. Perhaps you are like me, but this does not mean we cannot do anything to help.
Loving or sexing children? Newspapers and social media have been abuzz recently with the magnanimous offer of a government-funded college to one of their overseas scholars of a second chance to continue his academic pursuits despite being caught for the possession of over 30,000 videos and photos of child pornography. While it is quite natural for people to develop loving feelings towards little children due to their cuteness and innocence, developing sexual feelings towards
Premarital Counseling – What every engaged couple think they don’t need; what every married couple believe they do! By Joash Koh Photo by Alamy Marriage and divorce statistics in Malaysia have been a source of concern for family and marriage advocators, counselors and pre-marriage educators. Divorce rates in Malaysia have doubled in the last 8 years. Given the staggering divorce rates in a conservative Asian country is disheartening, to say the least. I grew
Someone I know is cutting! By Tan Su Chen It can be scary to discover that someone very close to you is deliberately hurting herself/himself by engaging in self-injurious behavior. And you might wonder why would someone do that? Deliberate self-harm (also known as self-injury) is defined as direct injuring of one’s own bodily tissue without suicidal intent. Common forms of self-harm include cutting, burning, self-hitting, skin picking, biting, and banging one’s head. Pain