SALT&LIGHT FAMILY NIGHT: HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH DEPRESSION IN OUR KIDS?

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September 29, 2020

Zoom chat show

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SALT&LIGHT FAMILY NIGHT: HOW CAN WE DEAL WITH DEPRESSION IN OUR KIDS?  

Depression can hit even the very young. The Child Guidance Clinics at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), which sees patients from six to 18 years old, saw an average of 190 new patients with depression every year from 2013 to 2016.

Youths at a 2018 National Youth Council Youth Conversation also said that depression and anxiety are the top mental health issues they faced.

Depression is, in fact, the most common mental disorder in Singapore. Those who are 18 to 34 years old are most likely to suffer from a series of mental health problems, including depression.

Why is depression such an issue? Why are our kids so vulnerable? 

Let’s talk about the root causes, what it means to struggle with depression and how we can journey with someone suffering from it. 

Hosts and family champions Carol Loi and Alex Tee will be joined by their guests:

  • Ps Chua Seng Lee
    Deputy Senior Pastor, Bethesda
    (Bedok-Tampines) Church (BBTC)
  • Dr Daniel Fung
    Chairman Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health
    President, International Association for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions 
  • Abigail Lee
    Executive Director, Healing Hearts Centre
    President, Association for Play Therapy (Singapore)

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Time: 8.30pm-10pm

Cost: Free

Register at: https://bit.ly/SLFamilyNight29Sep

About the organiser:
Salt&Light is an independent, non-profit Christian news and devotional website with a passion for kingdom unity, and a vision of inspiring faith to arise in the marketplace.

About the hosts:
Carol Loi is a digital literacy educator, and leadership and family coach. A John Maxwell Certified Trainer for leadership and communication skills, she is also the founder of Village Consultancy, an organisation dedicated to equipping families, educators and children to be leaders and influencers both online and offline.

Alex Tee is former banker turned home-schooling father and wannabe farmer. He has been married to Channy for over 11 years and they have three children aged eight, seven and five. The deepest desire of their hearts is to prayerfully raise children to be part of a family who seeks first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. He firmly believes in the power of a living, lifelong education, and enjoys studying and learning from nature that reflects the ingenious mind of the Creator.