Helping Families Overcome Stigma

[Part 2] Lauren Nichols, Psy.D., professor in Adler’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program, shares tips for parents raising children with mental illness in helping their children overcome stigma and managing their child’s ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Hong Kong's Middle Class Professionals Want to Commit Suicide, Study ...

Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.

May 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Link between allergic rhinitis and mental health

According to a new study, patients with AR appear to be at higher risk of mental disorders in the general Korean adult population and persistent or severe AR was correlated with poor mental health.

Apr 1

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Depression on the rise as Malaysians burn out from stress, expert ...

Depression will be a major mental health illness Malaysians will suffer from by 2020. Malaysian Psychiatric Association president Prof Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said this was because more people are expected to experience increased stress due to work ...

Mar 24

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Stress Management

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Indonesian government to probe psychiatrist for false LGBT claim

The government will summon psychiatrist Fidiansjah for his recent controversial remarks on LGBT people, in which he labeled homosexuality and bisexuality mental disorders.

Mar 24

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...

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Expanding mental health care for adults, children in Vietnam

Simon Fraser University health sciences researchers have been granted up to $1.5 million from Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, and the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to help ...

Jan 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Uber mulls mental health test for Malaysian drivers

Uber is considering enforcing a mental health screening for its Malaysian drivers after the ride-sharing service implemented it in Mexico recently.

Jan 5

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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You should talk to your kids about mental illness. Here’s how.

Talking about mental illness isn’t easy, especially if it’s with your child, but it’s an important conversation to have.

Nov 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Parenting

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People prone to feeling guilty have a surprising advantage

Being better at reading facial emotions is just one of the benefits of being prone to guilt.

Oct 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Shorter wait for patients to see a psychiatrist in Hong Kong

Mental health patients in moderate condition now need to spend less time waiting to see a visiting public psychiatrist, the Hospital Authority says. The Common Mental Health Clinic pilot scheme launched in July is making progress and waiting time ...

Oct 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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How a bad economy affects our mental health at work

Even as budgets shrink because of the recession, we need to pay more attention to the mental-health needs of all those in organizations.

Oct 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Use of Apps for Mental Health Has Outpaced the Scientific Evidence

Although mental health apps increase access to health support, their use should be supplemental, rather than a primary therapeutic avenue.

Oct 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Average of 400 suicides in Singapore each year

Between 2010 and 2014, there was an average of about 400 suicides and 1,000 cases of attempted suicide each year. These statistics were revealed by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin in response to a series of written ...

Sep 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Children's Sleep And Mental Health Are Related

Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case for everyone. Recent studies show that serious sleep disorders in young children can have long-term consequences.

Sep 18

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), ...

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Break The Mental Health Barrier

The World Health Organization (2012) states that a key barrier to increasing mental health services is a lack of public health leadership.

Sep 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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