Indonesian Mental Health Law Passed After Five Years

Jakarta: The House of Representatives has passed a law promising better treatment of people with mental illnesses and intellectual disability, including outlawing the shackling of sufferers — a common practice in Indonesia.

Jul 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Indonesia finalizes draft of mental health law

A lawmaker from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Wirianingsih, said that the law, which is sponsored by the House, would help the central government and local administrations to prioritize programs and funding related to mental illness.

Jul 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

HONG KONG - The growing problem of mental illness in the community remains mainly out of sight, out of mind, except for victims and their families, and under-resourced health and social workers who have to deal with it. Sadly it is being called to ...

Jul 5

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Singapore Team to take mental health services into homes

SINGAPORE: With a survey finding that most Singaporeans do not have direct access to mental health services, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is hoping to address this with a new programme that will see those at risk of psychiatric ...

Jun 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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New Evidence Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful ...

Jun 9

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia

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Job hurdle for people with Mental Health Issues

SINGAPORE - Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of mental health. A local recruitment agency, The GMP Group, revealed that ...

Jun 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Malaysia court told Transgender Womean dress as female because of ...

Transgender women have no choice but to wear feminine clothes to express their identity as part of the medical condition, gender ...

May 23

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

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Singaporean singer-songwriter wants to promote World Mental Health Day

Sufyan is a 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Singapore living in Malaysia with an important story to tell. It's his own personal account of struggling with mental illness. Slowly but surely, he is finding his way out of the darkness - through his ...

May 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Post-conflict communities suffer 'massive increases' in mental illness

TIMOR-LESTE: New research has suggested repeated violence could escalate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression in post-conflict communities. The six year study surveyed more than 1000 locals in Timor-Leste to ...

May 15

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

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Dubious shrinks, political prisoners inside China's mental health ...

Wu Yuanhong, a man suffering from schizophrenia in China's southeastern Jiangxi Province, was forced by his mother to live in a small metal cage for 11 years after he beat a young boy to death. Reports of Wu's dire situation surfaced in Chinese ...

May 8

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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About 14.9% of Vietnamese suffer from mental disorders

HANOI - A total of 14.9 percent among Vietnamese population suffer from mental disorders, said a report by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday. The most common psychiatric disorders in Vietnam include schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, ...

Apr 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Two-year study aims to get Singaporeans to seek help for mental ...

With many people in Singapore suffering from mental illness but not seeking treatment, the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) said it has been conducting a two-year study to gain insight into Singaporeans' understanding and attitudes towards mental ...

Mar 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Does Singapore deserve its 'miserable' tag?

Singapore's reputation as a wealthy, aspirational and hi-tech country ensures it attracts a great deal of foreign talent - so why is it labelled the world's least positive country?

Mar 18

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Aggression, rule-breaking common among Taiwanese teenagers who have ...

TAIWAN - Taiwanese teenagers - and especially females - who become sexually active at a very young age are more likely to be rule-breakers and be more aggressive than their peers. These are the findings of a national study of Taiwanese youth led by ...

Mar 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Teenage Issues

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Singapore: Free courses help those who have recovered from mental ...

SINGAPORE - To help those who have recovered from mental illness secure jobs and reintegrate into society, Kaplan Singapore has worked with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to introduce a series of courses designed to equip them ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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