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What causes depression? Why are so many young people suffering from it? How can I protect my child from it? How can I know if my child is depressed? How can I help my teenager, who seems to be depressive? Questions such as these have risen quite rapidly in the past few years due to an increase of reported cases, not just among adults, but more alarmingly in recent days, among young people as well.
How much or how little do we really know about depression? How can we help the people around us suffering from it? Can it be prevented? We sought psychologist and Christian counsellor Dr. Lillian Ng Gui, to ask her some essential questions parents have in their need to understand depression. Watch our interview with her here:
As a psychologist and Christian counselor, Dr. Lillian Ng Gui says, “I do not fix lives; I provide a safe space for people to explore their own life issues and find a solution on their own. (This is what empowerment is all about!) In my daily conversations with other people, I try to offer them another way of viewing the world clearly and their place in it as beloved children of God who are still struggling to figure out the best way to move forward.”
Almira Manduriao does content marketing by profession, works with nonprofits and social enterprises to strengthen their cause, and advocates for the protection of women & children in the country. She travels to collect local paintings, eat whatever’s on the menu, and get lost in crowded train stations.