Singapore, the food paradise that is home to the world-renowned hawker culture. Yet, the sunny island festers with eating disorders that are often misunderstood and wrongly stereotyped — hindering the proper diagnosis and successful recovery of many.
Seven Centimetres From Myself, a short film by the producer of beloved local sitcom Phua Chu Kang, will be one of just 25 films to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin-based film festival primarily focused on mental health.
The issue of mental health has risen to the forefront of the Singaporean youth consciousness in recent years, and for good reason; mental health is just as essential to our quality of life as physical health is. So, the question more and more of us are asking is: who can help me manage my mental health, and how can I find them?
Despite the increased emphasis on mental health over the years, are we doing enough?
The current pandemic has unveiled many structural issues at home, from the cramped living conditions of migrant workers to the under-payed services that are often essential. While there are a
host of things to work on moving toward a new normal, one important topic seems to have escaped mainstream discussion amid all that is going on – mental health in Singapore.