Economic Costs of Suicide
Chua Sook Ning, Clinical Psychologist, RELATE
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In the paper, Economic Cost of Youth Suicide Malaysia, Relate Malaysia found that, for every youth suicide in 2019, the Malaysian economy lost RM676,165. Dr Chua Sook Ning – clinical psychologist and founder of Relate Malaysia – said the shocking figures should serve as a wake-up call to the Malaysian Government to invest more in youth mental health, including effective suicide prevention strategies. On this episode of Live & Learn, we dissect this study with Dr Chua Sook Ning, and discuss what the country should do moving forward.
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Produced by: Dashran Yohan
Presented by: Dashran Yohan
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