About 14.9% of Vietnamese suffer from mental disorders

HANOI - A total of 14.9 percent among Vietnamese population suffer from mental disorders, said a report by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. The most common psychiatric disorders in Vietnam include schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, ...

Apr 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Two-year study aims to get Singaporeans to seek help for mental ...

With many people in Singapore suffering from mental illness but not seeking treatment, the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) said it has been conducting a two-year study to gain insight into Singaporeans' understanding and attitudes towards mental ...

Mar 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Does Singapore deserve its 'miserable' tag?

Singapore's reputation as a wealthy, aspirational and hi-tech country ensures it attracts a great deal of foreign talent - so why is it labelled the world's least positive country?

Mar 18

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Aggression, rule-breaking common among Taiwanese teenagers who have ...

TAIWAN - Taiwanese teenagers - and especially females - who become sexually active at a very young age are more likely to be rule-breakers and be more aggressive than their peers. These are the findings of a national study of Taiwanese youth led by ...

Mar 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Teenage Issues

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Singapore: Free courses help those who have recovered from mental ...

SINGAPORE - To help those who have recovered from mental illness secure jobs and reintegrate into society, Kaplan Singapore has worked with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to introduce a series of courses designed to equip them ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Hong Kong: City has taken 'wrong track' on mental health

The government is being urged to set up a mental-health commission to manage the problems of long-term patients and fill the gap left by the present lack of an overall strategy. The call from the Hong Kong Mental Health Council said current policy ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Australia, World's Leader in Mental Health

Australia's Medicare funding for conditions like anxiety, depression and substance abuse had put the country as world's leader in mental health. According to the Better Access, with authors led by Professor Harvey Whiteford of the University of ...

Feb 21

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?

SINGAPORE It is a question that has puzzled mental health experts in Asia for some time: Why are so many elderly Asians committing suicide? The past decade has seen astonishing spikes in the rate of Asians over 65 choosing to end their lives ...

Feb 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Malaysia: Only 100 Clinical psychologists in country

MALAYSIA is lacking in clinical psychologists to deal with the mental health problems of the people and maintain their psychological wellbeing. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said there were only ...

Feb 19

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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Philippines: Specialised mental health treatment to target survivors ...

Many children were among the victims of typhoon Haiyan, with one school in the Tacloban area of the Philippines losing 59 of its pupils. Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) psychiatrist Frederique Drogoul describes a mental health programme that will ...

Feb 10

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

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Understanding Mental Health: Defining mental illness

PHILIPPINES - "A MENTAL illness is just like any other illness," said Dr. Laureen Conanan, chief of Southern Philippines Medical Center's Institute of Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (SPMC-IPBM), and that mental illness can also take various ...

Feb 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Malaysian Minister backs mental health examination for those ...

MALAYSIA - A mental health test on couples intending to get hitched is seen as the best way to reduce domestic violence. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said as such, the ministry had no objection ...

Feb 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Relationships & Marriage

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Hong Kong Policy address neglected important mental health issues

Hong Kong - There are 198 paragraphs in this year's policy address, but only one addresses the issue of mental health. Enhancing the standard of care is an important component of any mental health strategy, be it regional or national, but the ...

Jan 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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More needs to be done for Mental Health in Singapore

Few years ago, a study had indicated that while one in eight children in Singapore have emotional disorders, and one in 20 have behavioural disorders, only 10% ever see a psychiatrist. The study, “Emotional and behavioural problems in Singaporean ...

Jan 9

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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WHO Sharing Psychological First Aid knowledge with Philippines to ...

Philippines - The World Health Organization shared with the Philippines Department of Health information about a humane, supportive and practical help to people who are suffering after crisis events. Called psychological first aid, this approach ...

Dec 24

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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