Destigmatising mental illness and changing lives

Posted on September 5, 2013

Singapore - Mental illness can be cured and thinking otherwise would be one of the major misconceptions that the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) wants to eradicate.

It joins other skewed perceptions such as, mental illness is contagious, or that people with mental illness are dangerous and violent.

But the truth is, says SAMH, mental illnesses cannot be transmitted via any form of contact and violence may occur when a patient is seriously ill, which rarely happens.

It was established with the aim of improving public perception of people with mental health. The organisation also wants to get rid of the social stigma that surrounds people with mental health problems, whom they strive to empower.

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Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

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