Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mental health

Singapore will be spending $88 million in the next 5 years to improve the management of mental health and increase the pool of psychiatrists to 200 from the current pool of 111 by 2015. The investment on mental healthcare will then be topped up by $17 million every year then.

However this news should not be greeted with alarm by Singaporeans. There is no mental illness epidemic in Singapore, the measure dished out will be a preventive measure. There is a general trend that as society develops, the increase in mental illness subsequently increases in correlation.

As society develops, stress is inevident. Coupled with the hectic pace of life, one needs to relax, enjoy, be at peace with oneself, learn to let go and lead a healthy life.

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