Mental health recovery is possible with treatment

Posted on August 15, 2014

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.

they often report feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, changes in sleep patterns, self-loathing and other maladaptive behaviour patterns.

In such instances, seeking professional help early is imperative, particularly when the person has a preoccupation with killing or harming himself.

Frequently, people with severe depression are unwilling or unable to seek help themselves. It is thus important that those closest to them take necessary steps to obtain professional help on their behalf.

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