How To Feel Happier Right Now

One quick gateway to happiness is to indulge ourselves in happy memories. New research has shown that we can do so via listening to both happy and peaceful music. What is worthy to note is that the type of happy music we listen to affects the ...

Mar 7

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The Good Thing About Being Easily Embarrassed

New research has shown that we no longer need to hide that pink flush on our faces when we get embarrassed! It has been proven that people who are easily embarrassed are perceived to be more honest and reliable. With these new findings, ...

Mar 7

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How To Dramatically Improve Your Motivation

All of us need motivation, whether it is to finish up that assignment, stick to a diet plan or even to wake up on a rainy day. It has been found that competition is one of the best motivators for us to stick to our plans, which will thus allow us to ...

Mar 7

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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion

As we grow older, we often get more accustomed to the unfairness of life. However, a part of us would definitely hope that all of us eventually get what we deserve in the end and this can be explained with the just-world hypothesis.

Mar 2

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The Sobering Up Effect: Why People Get More Pessimistic As The Moment ...

At the start of a huge project, we all feel it. The excitement, the energy bubbling inside us, all the expectations and targets that we imagine ourselves to hit. Then, as the deadline/big day creeps near, the initial enthusiasm gives way to a list ...

Mar 2

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The Worse-Than-Average Effect: When you're better than you think

Playing chess. Computer programming. Telling jokes (and actually making people laugh). At first glance, these may all seem to be herculean tasks that we could never possibly accomplish. However, research has shown that we may be better at completing ...

Mar 2

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The Mental Health Benefit of Pets

A dog, cat, or even hamster can be a great playmate and teach youngsters the role of responsibility. However, adding these furry creatures as a member of the family can also provide another benefit--improvements on mental health!

Jan 19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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