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Parents are urged to practice open communication with children to prevent mental health issues [SOUND]

# Education psychologist, Fred Schouwink, has urged parents and guardians to engage in open communication with their children. This comes in response to statistics from the Gauteng Education Department indicating a rise in suicide cases in schools. In an interview with eNCA, Schouwink emphasised that most cases of suicide and other mental health issues can be prevented. He underscores the crucial role of parental support in preventing despair and suicides:

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