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Fri, Jul 11, 2008
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Got news yesterday that my son's good friend committed suicide by jumping down 16th floor from his home.

Daily, he diligently finishes the loads of homework from school but under tremendous stress. Nobody noticed anything wrong with him. He is his usual self in school and even teased my son after school the day before his death. Is PSLE so important? What really drives this boy to his death in the early morning at 6am when he just woke up? Never undermine the stress these kids are facing. Depression may not necessarily be as obvious as one thinks.

I urge all parents with children in Primary Six this year to be extra sensitive to the needs of your children. They may be under pressure and depressed without showing any symptoms.

My heart goes out to Jun Wei's family. May he rest in peace.

Violet


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