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By - Cynthia

Practical Stress Management Strategies For Legal Professionals

Amongst lawyers, one of the leading causes given for mid-career abandonment is burnout. Promises Healthcare partnered with the Law Society of Singapore for a two hour professional development seminar aimed at addressing this issue by providing legal professionals with practical stress management strategies. The President of the Law Society, Mr. Gregory Vijayendran, delivered the opening address to an eager crowd

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Myth Busting Mental Health – Self-Harm

Although society has made some headway in reducing the stigma and misinformation about general mental health issues, the public’s understanding of self-harm remains decades behind. Let’s debunk some common myths about adolescent self-harm. Myth: ‘Self-harm means cutting right? Only emos and goths do that.’ Self-harm refers to a range of behaviours that are purposely inflicted to cause damage to the

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Myth Busting Mental Health – Youth Suicide

Let’s take a look at some common mental health myths about youth suicide and set the record straight. Attempted suicides are just a cry for attention. A suicide attempt should never be dismissed as ‘just a cry for attention’. A young person is highlighting that their level of internal distress is unmanageable and unbearable. They need help, not judgement. A

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Self-Harm Series – Part 3 –

What can I do to help my teen? In addition to regular professional mental health support, here are some things you can do to help your teen: – Show that you care – Be non-judgmental – Accept your teen’s feelings – Suggest distractions – Learn basic first aid – Encourage them to communicate their feelings – Ensure an authoritative balance

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Self-Harm Series – Part 2 –

How do I know if my teen is self-harming? Self-harming is usually a very private and secretive behavior. Teens may self-harm on areas of their bodies that are difficult to see. In some cases, teens may self-harm in more obvious areas including their wrists, ankles, arms and legs. If you notice dressing or bandages, or cuts, bruises, burns and/or marks

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Self-Harm Series – Part 1 –

What is self-harm? Self-harm is the deliberate self-inflicted destruction of body tissue. It can occur with or without suicidal intentions. A commonly used term is ‘non-suicidal self-injury’ (NSSI), which refers to self-injury that is carried out without suicidal intent. If my teen self-harms, does that mean they are suicidal? It does not necessarily mean that your teen is suicidal if

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Signs your son or daughter may be in crisis

Signs that your son or daughter may be in crisis include; – Self-harming such as cutting or burning – Expressing suicidal thoughts – Withdrawal from friends and family – Poor academic performance – Getting into fights at school or at home – Changes in appetite and body weight – Appearing moody, anxious and irritable – Posting negative self statements on

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