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Embracing Being Bipolar

Embracing Being Bipolar

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More people in Singapore struggling with alcohol abuse, but seeking help earlier: Study, Health News SINGAPORE - A mental health study has shown that while alcohol abuse is a growing problem here, sufferers have been seeking help earlier. The second Singapore Mental Health Study, conducted in 2016, found that one in 24 people struggled with the problem in their lifetime, or 4.1 per cent of the population. This is up from one in 32 people in the landmark study done in 2010. Symptoms include recurrent alcohol use that affects obligations at work, school, or home. But sufferers also sought treatment earlier – the median number of years they delayed treatment in 2016 was four years, down from 13 years in 2010. The results released on Tuesday (Dec 11) also showed that a smaller proportion, or 0.5 per cent of the population, suffered from alcohol dependence.

Mental health cases treated at polyclinics, Health News Housewife Ng Guat Hua, 64, who suffers from anxiety, had previously sought help at a hospital whenever she had an anxiety attack. But now, she goes to a polyclinic near her home for help. Meanwhile, Mr Steven Tan (not his real name), 63, seeks treatment for depression at Queenstown Polyclinic. Though the service at the polyclinic is run by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), he said it felt more reassuring to go to a neighbourhood clinic rather than a hospital. In recent years, it has become easier for people with mental conditions, whatever their age, to seek help at a polyclinic nearby. Living with bipolar disorder, trudging through life's highs and lows SINGAPORE: World Bipolar Day falls on Mar 30 each year – the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. A Dutch painter in the 1800s and one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art, Van Gogh suffered from several mental breakdowns in his life. He often neglected his physical health.

Silver Ribbon (Singapore) - Advocacy - 1st Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates Introduction Since launched by Former President of Singapore Mr S R Nathan on 4th February 2006, Silver Ribbon (Singapore), a non-profit organisation, has been working closely with its policymakers, government agencies, grassroots organisations, school institutions, religious groups, media, local & overseas mental health organisations, consumers and caregivers, etc, to combat mental health stigma and encourage early help through innovative means. This year, with the support of Lundbeck, Silver Ribbon (Singapore) is pleased to host the 1st Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates to: We are pleased to share that 23 local and 18 overseas speakers from 14 countries such as Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Taiwan, Thailand and United States have accepted our invitation to impart their knowledge and skills at this summit. Summit Programme

Anxiety in Singapore: Stats, Types and Who's at Risk - HealthXchange ​​​​About 10 per cent of the population in Singapore suffer from anxiety and depressive disorders.​ The Department of Psychiatry at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) shares the types of anxiety disorders and who's at risk.​ Feeling anxious is absolutely normal when you meet with a stressful situation, like an important meeting or a driving test. But what happens when the fretting and fear gets out of control?

Battling the ‘hidden’ highs and lows of bipolar disorder, Latest Singapore News Ms Ruth Komathi was only 15 when she felt something was wrong with her. She had a tightness around her head that never seemed to disappear, her mind was constantly buzzing with disorganised thoughts, and she felt bouts of despair. In school, her essays became incoherent word salads. After rounds of medication and therapy , her doctor finally gave her condition a name when she was about 18 years old: bipolar disorder.

President's Challenge 2019 to focus on mental health issues, Singapore News The President's Challenge, an annual community outreach and fund-raising campaign, will centre on helping those with mental health issues next year, while continuing its support for a broad range of social causes, said President Halimah Yacob yesterday. The President's Challenge 2019 will be launched early next year. "I hope that by placing more emphasis on people with mental health issues, we can raise greater awareness of their needs and we can better support them in their journey of recovery and reintegration," said Madam Halimah in her opening address at the first Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates held at The Grassroots Club in Ang Mo Kio.

Singaporeans Confront Mental Health Stigma In Poignant Experiment Some people say love doesn’t discriminate. Well, neither does mental health illness. A bunch of Singaporeans learnt this lesson in more ways than you’d expect in a meaningful experiment by Beyond The Label SG. The viral video has garnered 1.6k shares in just one day, and you’re reminded to keep your tissue box close if you plan on viewing it. 1 in 8 adults have mental health issues Although “1 in 8 adults experienced mental health issues”, no one really talks about it in Singapore. Singapore Association for Mental Health : Mental Wellness for All A mental illness is a disturbance of the mind that impairs the way we think, feel and behave. It affects our daily activities, as well as impact the lives of family members and friends. Mood and anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses. About one in seven Singaporeans have experienced a mood or anxiety disorder at some point of their lives[1].

Drinking may be a good escape from problems but it has its own consequences. Watch this young man share his story! by yywong009 Mar 24