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65% of callers are young parents: Lifeline Fiji

January 24, 2018 12:50 am

About sixty-five percent of the total calls received by Lifeline Fiji were from parents between the age of 20 and 35.

Lifeline Fiji Services and Training Manager, Timaima Rokotagane says these callers sought assistance to deal with depression as they feared they will get harsh on their children.

“We have dads calling in, people who are in the workforce, civil servants, dads calling in to ask us for help to assist them with anger and how we can assist them and empower them to be able to change their behavior pattern of becoming angry and when we speak with them and we found out that they grew up in a violent environment where the only mode of communications and getting things done is through anger and through violence.”

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Rokotagane says Lifeline Fiji works with these callers on their coping mechanism and makes referrals to relevant authorities if the need arises.

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