Mental health initiative seeks to reach beyond stigma

SINGAPORE - Anxiety, insomnia and helplessness - Pauline (not her real name) recognised these could be symptoms of mild depression while taking a mental health survey at a community event nearly one-and-a-half years ago. Worried that her friends ...

Aug 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Train your heart to protect your mind

Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research ...

Aug 26

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

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Mental health recovery is possible with treatment

Worldwide and in Singapore, statistics point towards a worrying growth trend in the number of people with depression. Many of them feel "alone and afraid", as Mr Williams felt, he admitted in an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 2010.

Aug 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Aug 12

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

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Obamacare Helps Young Adults Get Mental Health Treatment

Despite all the hype and hand-wringing done over Obamacare — aka the Affordable Care Act — there's a lot of good coming already from its implementation. And if some politicians want to undo this good, they may find themselves up against an ...

Aug 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health ...

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Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science

Clinicians and neuroscientists must work together to understand and improve psychological treatments, urge Emily A. Holmes, Michelle G. Craske and Ann M. Graybiel.

Jul 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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Indonesian Mental Health Law Passed After Five Years

Jakarta: The House of Representatives has passed a law promising better treatment of people with mental illnesses and intellectual disability, including outlawing the shackling of sufferers — a common practice in Indonesia.

Jul 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Indonesia finalizes draft of mental health law

A lawmaker from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Wirianingsih, said that the law, which is sponsored by the House, would help the central government and local administrations to prioritize programs and funding related to mental illness.

Jul 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

HONG KONG - The growing problem of mental illness in the community remains mainly out of sight, out of mind, except for victims and their families, and under-resourced health and social workers who have to deal with it. Sadly it is being called to ...

Jul 5

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Singapore Team to take mental health services into homes

SINGAPORE: With a survey finding that most Singaporeans do not have direct access to mental health services, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is hoping to address this with a new programme that will see those at risk of psychiatric ...

Jun 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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New Evidence Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful ...

Jun 9

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia

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Job hurdle for people with Mental Health Issues

SINGAPORE - Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of mental health. A local recruitment agency, The GMP Group, revealed that ...

Jun 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Malaysia court told Transgender Womean dress as female because of ...

Transgender women have no choice but to wear feminine clothes to express their identity as part of the medical condition, gender ...

May 23

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

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Singaporean singer-songwriter wants to promote World Mental Health Day

Sufyan is a 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Singapore living in Malaysia with an important story to tell. It's his own personal account of struggling with mental illness. Slowly but surely, he is finding his way out of the darkness - through his ...

May 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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