Philippines: Health professionals learn psychological first aid to ...

Using a train-the-trainer approach, Filipino health professionals took part in a one-day workshop to learn how teach others in their communities to provide psychological first aid to support typhoon survivors.

Dec 12

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

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More needs to be done to address Youth Mental Health Issues in ...

While a majority of children in Singapore have better material comforts than their counterparts elsewhere, studies on their mental health are not so encouraging. When some international surveys [read Gallup] proclaim that Singapore is the least ...

Dec 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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First mental health Info system launched in the Philippines

The country’s first integrated mental health information system was launched Monday in a bid to address effectively the needs of patients suffering from mental illness. The creation of an information system was prompted by a campaign of Janssen ...

Dec 4

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Canadian Red Cross provides ‘psychological first aid’ to Tyhoon ...

Even after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines, kids have energy to burn. Toronto social services worker Sandra Damota is in one of the devastated areas to ensure that some of those kids have a mentally healthy outlet for ...

Nov 28

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Mental Trauma Haunts Philippines Typhoon Survivors

Rodico Basilides visits a forlorn cross that stands as a memorial to his family who died in the catastrophic Philippine typhoon, one of countless survivors who are being forced to grieve without professional counseling. “This is for my wife, ...

Nov 27

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

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Philippines: “Depression can be as much of a disability as ...

As the acute emergency phase following Typhoon Haiyan subsides, the next major hurdle for the people of the Philippines is how they will cope with the psychological impact of the disaster. Ana Maria Tijerino, psychologist and mental health advisor, ...

Nov 25

Categories: Depression, Mental Health in Asia

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More specialists for mental patients in Malaysia

Malaysia: With about 10 per cent of Malaysia's population projected to experience mental illness by 2020, measures are being put in place to address the problem. Dr Raba'iah Mohd Salleh, the director of Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta in Tanjung ...

Nov 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Hope for Schizophrenic patients in Indonesia

Indonesia - A 50-year-old man sat quietly on top of a large stone, resting against the brick wall of a modest home in Paringan village, Ponorogo, East Java. He smiled at Ponorogo Deputy Regent Yuni Widyaningsih, who was walking in his ...

Nov 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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34,000 seek mental health treatment yearly in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Annually, there are about 32,000 to 34,000 mental health patients seeking treatment at various facilities offering psychiatric services in Sabah, according to Sabah Mental Association president Rizal Osoi. Stigma remains a challenge ...

Oct 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Costumed heroes compete for Mental Health charity

Hong Kong - Halloween is yet to arrive, but the costumes were out in full force yesterday as the Central Rat Race brought fundraisers dressed as Batman, pharaohs, pirates and more onto the streets. More than 460 employees of 52 companies turned out ...

Oct 22

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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As elderly population grows, so does mental illness

Jakarta - As the country’s population of older people grows, the government is being pushed to provide better mental health facilities for the elderly, who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders. The head of the Health Ministry’s ...

Oct 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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10 percent Malaysians projected to have mental illness by 2020

KOTA BARU: About 10 per cent of Malaysia's population is projected to experience mental illness by 2020. Deputy director-general of Health (Public Health), Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the increase in the number of people aged 50 years and ...

Oct 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Caging mentally disabled man ‘unpardonable’

Malaysia - Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Datuk Dr N.K.S Tharmaseelan is “embarrassed, distressed and pained” over the caging of a mentally-disabled person in Kuala Pilah. Commenting on a statement by Senaling Welfare Department ...

Sep 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Mental health boost with fewer jobless

Hong Kong - The mental health of citizens has improved this year probably due to a lower unemployment rate, the Equal Opportunities Commission believes. The commission carried out a mental health index survey on 1,000 respondents from July to ...

Sep 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Teachers, students face stress in Malaysia

Malaysia - A NEW test will be introduced for applicants to teachers' training colleges, the Education Ministry announced on Monday. The assessment will gauge whether they have the mental resilience to be teachers in today's fast-paced, ...

Sep 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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