S. Korea, Singapore and Taiwan provide better access to mental health ...

In a ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan performed better than other countries in terms of making mental health care available. It was the first such ranking by the EIU. Based on the EIU’s study, the three ...

Nov 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Hong Kong’s transgender community still faces an uphill battle ...

Despite growing awareness of transgender issues in Hong Kong, rights groups say that transgender people still face an uphill battle against discrimination and unfair treatment.

Nov 7

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

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Investing in a healthy Hong Kong can cut welfare costs for the city

Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Other

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Malaysia: Tackle stigma head on

Malaysians need to tackle mental health issues head on and overcome the stigma that is attached to the illness. Deputy director-general of health (public health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the fear of being labelled "mentally ill" had long ...

Sep 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Indonesia: Get Happy Campaign Fights Stigma on Mental Illness

Mental illness is often considered a silent disease in Indonesia, with many sufferers remaining undiagnosed and not getting the proper treatment, but Get Happy - a new campaign to reshape the way people think about mental health - is now trying to ...

Sep 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Cocaine, gambling, and ghosts: a day in the life of Hong Kong's ...

In Hong Kong's sprawling North District, superstition and social stigma hamper efforts to tackle mental illness, and the lack of space for counselling makes matters worse for staff with heavy caseloads.

Aug 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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How culture affects views of mental illness

"I am already dead! I have been buried." said a young south Asian girl on the psychiatric ward. Prior to her admission she had stopped going to school, and instead isolated herself in her room spending hours on the internet searching for her grave. ...

Aug 11

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain

Rather than relying on symptoms, scientists are developing a “brain circuits first” approach to mental health.

Jun 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Helping Families Overcome Stigma

[Part 2] Lauren Nichols, Psy.D., professor in Adler’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program, shares tips for parents raising children with mental illness in helping their children overcome stigma and managing their child’s ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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Hong Kong's Middle Class Professionals Want to Commit Suicide, Study ...

Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.

May 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Link between allergic rhinitis and mental health

According to a new study, patients with AR appear to be at higher risk of mental disorders in the general Korean adult population and persistent or severe AR was correlated with poor mental health.

Apr 1

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

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Depression on the rise as Malaysians burn out from stress, expert ...

Depression will be a major mental health illness Malaysians will suffer from by 2020. Malaysian Psychiatric Association president Prof Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said this was because more people are expected to experience increased stress due to work ...

Mar 24

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Stress Management

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Indonesian government to probe psychiatrist for false LGBT claim

The government will summon psychiatrist Fidiansjah for his recent controversial remarks on LGBT people, in which he labeled homosexuality and bisexuality mental disorders.

Mar 24

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

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Expanding mental health care for adults, children in Vietnam

Simon Fraser University health sciences researchers have been granted up to $1.5 million from Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, and the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to help ...

Jan 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Uber mulls mental health test for Malaysian drivers

Uber is considering enforcing a mental health screening for its Malaysian drivers after the ride-sharing service implemented it in Mexico recently.

Jan 5

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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