In this episode, Dr. Tharaya, a psychiatrist, joins the Warrior Academy podcast to discuss the critical issue of child suicide, depression in young people, and strategies to develop strong, positive mental health in youth. Topics Discussed: 1. Understanding Mental Health: • The stigmatization of mental health and the importance of de-stigmatization. • Challenges faced by young adults and couples in Dubai, including stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. 2. Factors Affecting Mental Health in Dubai: • Feelings of loneliness and disconnection from family and community. • Stressors unique to expat life in Dubai, such as difficulty trusting new relationships. 3. Impact of Social Media: • The role of social media in exacerbating mental health issues, including social comparison and glorification of mental illness. • The complexity of dealing with suicide in the age of social media. 4. Building Confidence and Coping Skills: • Strategies for boosting self-esteem and self-confidence. • The importance of both external and internal support systems in overcoming dark periods. 5. Parental Role in Mental Health: • Encouraging parents to talk to their children about suicide. • Modeling gratitude and resilience to help children navigate negative thoughts and emotions. 6. Developing Character in Children: • Introduction to the “three C’s” – Confidence, Conduct, and Concentration. • Assessing your child’s three C’s score with the Breakthrough Area Assessment. Join us in our mission to promote positive mental health and character development in young people. Follow Warrior Academy Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Listen to the episodes on YouTube as well: Follow Sebastian Bates: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Website How confident is your child? If you’d like to learn how to develop your child’s confidence, conduct and concentration, you NEED to take the breakthrough area assessment! It will give you unique insights into your child’s 3Cs, click the link to access: