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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Severe shortage of Hong Kong psychiatrists 'means they have just ...

Experts have expressed concern about the severe shortage of mental health professionals in Hong Kong public hospitals after a mother suffering from depression jumped to her death with her 10-year-old son yesterday.

Sep 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Postnatal mental health: Are women getting the support they need?

"I really did not feel like I fitted the box." New research indicates the need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression.

Sep 11

Categories: Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...

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Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into ...

The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person's mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes a parent, as ...

Sep 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in ...

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Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...

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Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

Although it is found that stigma of mental illness seems to be less evident in Asian and African countries, it does not mean it does not exists. A book that tackle this worldwide issue is now being released.

Jul 21

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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Hong Kong: Train GPs to spot Mental Health Issues early

Family doctors should be enlisted to help diagnose people in the early stages of mental distress, so symptoms can be addressed before the need for a consultation with a psychiatrist. This will give them a better chance of recovery, Hong Kong experts ...

Jun 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Insanity, Hong Kong psychological thriller, puts mental health in the ...

In "Insanity", a schizophrenic man convicted of involuntary manslaughter is released by his doctor from a psychiatric ...

Mar 31

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Mental Illness Stigma and discrimination profound in Malaysia: Study

According to the perspectives of the mental health professionals, implications of stigma include patients being trapped in a vicious cycle of discrimination leading to detrimental consequences for the individual, their families, communities and ...

Mar 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Chinese short film encouraging families to talk about homosexuality ...

A short film depicting two parents’ coming to terms with their son’s homosexuality has gone viral in China, garnering ...

Feb 25

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

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