Most people know that it is important to keep their physical body healthy, but few remember to do the same for their mind and emotions. Our mental health includes our social, emotional and psychological well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with our lives.
Learn what's myth and what's fact about mental health conditions, and get a better understanding of the different common conditions in Singapore.
Major Depressive Disorder, Alcohol Abuse and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder were found to be the top three most common mental health conditions in Singapore.
Many are unwilling to seek help due to stigma and rejection by society, friends and colleagues. Some people believe that those who suffer from mental illness are dangerous and unpredictable and should be institutionalised.
Such mindset could be due to the negative media reports portraying persons with mental health issues in a negative light.
It is important that you and your loved one learn as much as about the condition and the tips and tools available to better support one another.
In Singapore, persons at risk or with mental health conditions can benefit from an integrated mental health network that aims to help them live well in the community. This support also extends to their caregivers.
The demands of caring for elderly parents, an ageing spouse, or loved one, can put any caregiver in a stressful situation. Take time to care for yourself in the midst of caregiver duties. Doing so prevents caregiver burnout and improves your wellbeing.
The workplace is where most adult Singaporeans spend a majority of their day at, and is thus a key setting for addressing mental health issues and promoting mental wellbeing practices.
Learn how companies can provide support for persons living with mental health conditions and their caregivers.
View our collection of Mental Health resources, such as guides, videos, personal stories and resource portals on caring for persons with mental health conditions, and other caregiving support available in the community.
Community Mental Health Care Professionals can access competency frameworks and e-learning resources on mental health and dementia.