Singapore Plagued by Record High Suicide Rates Among Boys

The overall number of suicide attempts in Singapore has increased but the growth has reached record heights among boys.

Body Image Issues and Depression: An Undeniable Link

In Singapore, just like in other parts of the world, there’s a pressure to look a certain way. People who don’t fit in are likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.

Depression Is More Common in Women: Here’s Why

A new brain study sheds some light on why depression tends to occur more commonly in women.
How Is Excessive Competitiveness Harming Your Mental Health?

How Is Excessive Competitiveness Harming You?

Competition can be a powerful stimulus to move forward but psychologists in Singapore believe too much competition can be very harmful.

Could Biological Factors Be Contributing to Depression

Depression in Singapore is quite common and new clinical discoveries could enable the development of innovative treatment options.

The Very Real Nature of Workplace Burnout

Burnout has been recognised as a separate mental health syndrome that’s different from depression in Singapore and its clinical expression.

Reformative Training the Choice for a Borderline Functioning Teen Rapist

This recent Court of Appeal judgment had our forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Bosco Lee as the expert witness for the Defence. This was a criminal case funded by the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. The Judge agreed with the legal aid team that this boy should receive reformative training and care, rather than punishment.

Court of Appeal Judgement: Reformative Training in Teen Rapist Case instead of Jail Term and Caning

Court of Appeal judgement. In this case, our forensic psychiatrist Dr John Bosco Lee was the expert witness for the Defence at the High Court trial. This was a Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. On March 12, 2018, an 18 year old teenager with an intellectual disability was sentenced to reformative training for rape for aggravated rape and two charges of sexual assault committed in 2014. The prosecution then appealed against the decision, saying he should be jailed and caned instead. The court upholds the decision for reformative training.

Managing Your Depression

Depression can be scary and painful to live with. It is something much more than just feeling sad. Depression hurts every area of a person’s life. The good news is that mental health treatment in Singapore can help a person overcome their depression and live a happy and healthy life again. Yes, we can help with this.

News: Singapore’s Recent Positive Mental Health Developments

Recently, several mental health developments have been announced in Singapore, contributing to some positive changes - with an Insurance company releasing a policy featuring mental health coverage, an upcoming film fest featuring mental health and a play on mental health illness.