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These three reports over the release of PSLE results last week confirm the SDP's view that we need to do... https://t.co/rwG6SnEN1d

These three reports over the release of PSLE results last week confirm the SDP's view that we need to do... https://t.co/rwG6SnEN1d

20% of our children exhibit signs of anxiety and mood disorders. (The S traits Times , 2012 ) One in three students say they sometimes think that life is not worth living because they fear exams. “That’s scary. What kind of life are we putting our kids through if they’re so frightened of examinations?” a psychiatrist said. (Far Eastern Economic Review , 2001 ). Children actually commit suicide because of the pressure they feel to perform.
 The number of youths seeking psychiatric help increased by 16% from 2005, reaching 3,126 in 2010. More than half of these were primary school children. (The S unday Times , 2010 )
 The number of children warded for “aggressive, suicidal or hallucination tendencies” at IMH jumped by 35% between 2005 to 2010. Mental health professionals attribute these problems to academic stress. (The S unday Times , 2010 ) Psychiatrists found that 12.5% ...

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