Why parents must stop worrying and provide for their kids' emotional needs first

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) says that suicide and depression among South Africa’s teenagers is becoming more prevalent.

This is after a matric pupils was found hanged in a classroom in Heidedal, Free State last week.

Clinical psychologist Zamo Mbele says the less attention is paid to young people's emotional needs, the more likely

Parents often neglect the emotional and supportive needs of their children - just to sit and listen to them.

Zamo Mbele, Sadag member

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

South Africa’s suicide rates are among the highest in the world, with the country’s teenagers being particularly at risk.


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