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?
You may have noticed the same few uncles or aunties sitting at a corner of the coffee shop near your house, or staring into space at the void deck.
Have you ever thought of what kept them alone all these while?
Even if you may not have taken notice of them, home alone elderly will soon be a prominent issue in Singapore.
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.