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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Mental Health gets $1.8 Billion boost in Australia

Nearly 60,000 people with a severe mental illness will share an extra $1.3 billion in funding - the single biggest boost under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Feb 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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57% of lower-Primary kids not getting enough sleep

SINGAPORE - About 57 per cent of children from lower Primary lack enough sleep, according to a survey conducted by students from Nanyang Technological University.

Feb 5

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means "the water in my heart has ...

Feb 3

Categories: Depression, Mental Health in Asia

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Game app to monitor teenage suicide risk

The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in ...

Feb 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Is There a Single Dimension of Mental Illness?

Many different types of psychiatric disorders may share a common thread.

Jan 17

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

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Psychological first-aid important to Malaysia flood victims too

The devastating floods in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have not only cause destruction to property, but also emotional stress and trauma to the victims, as well as health staff and volunteers involved in the relief efforts.

Jan 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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Grappling with a weighty issue

The number of young people suffering from eating disorders has risen significantly in the past decade and is still climbing. New cases at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the only hospital to have an exclusive eating disorder programme here, have ...

Nov 28

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health in Asia

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When Korea imposed a limit on working hours, did it make people ...

Across different professions, many people are familiar with the sense of having to deliver more with less, meaning clocking-off time falls later and later. One way to protect workers' rights, and look after their wellbeing, is to introduce working ...

Nov 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Depression Most Common Mental Illness in Singapore

People thought Kat, 17, was being an "emo" teenager, but the truth was far more complicated. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with depression. She says: "As the symptoms of depression include being irritable and having mood swings, my family and ...

Nov 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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New smartphone app monitors students’ mental health

Researchers have developed a smartphone application that passively monitors a student’s mental health and compares their mental status to academic performance and recent behavior.

Sep 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Healthy foods tied to better mental health

New findings suggest that the higher an individual’s fruit and vegetable intake, the lower the chance of their having low mental well-being. A magic number of five portions a day is associated with high mental well-being.

Sep 26

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

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