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mkumaran
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Mental Health Services

Post by mkumaran » Fri, 22 Feb 2019 2:06 pm

Hi,

In a couple months I will be moving to Singapore, and was wondering what the mental health care and stigma is like. I have had depression in the past and am expecting to have a regular meeting with psychiatrist to prescribe medication and weekly meeting with therapist in Singapore to prevent another episode. In general I heard mental health in Asia is stigmatized and someone told me a story about how her son's ADD medication was seized at the Hong Kong airport! Is Singapore like that too? (Would my medication get seized at the airport?) Could I get the regular meetings with medical staff?

Thank you kindly for your comments. I also posted this in the Health forum.

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Re: Mental Health Services

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 22 Feb 2019 4:16 pm

1. Don't tell anyone.
2. Don't tell your employer.
3. Don't tell anyone.
4. Don't tell your insurance company.
5. Don't tell anyone.
6. Arrange for medication from your home country.
7. Don't tell anyone.

Clear enough? Yes there's a stigma. Yes it can cause issues with employment, insurance, MOM, etc etc.
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Re: Mental Health Services

Post by Nav5700 » Mon, 29 Mar 2021 12:26 am

Yes but it is rapidly changing. There are new companies popping up everywhere like The Therapy Corner and more. So let's see how long it will take to fully change.

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Re: Mental Health Services

Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 29 Mar 2021 12:30 pm

Not for a while, I’m afraid. At least not until the older generations die out and the Millenials/Gen Z who are big on normalizing mental health awareness and providing resources come into positions of greater influence and power.

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Re: Mental Health Services

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 29 Mar 2021 5:46 pm

Lisa, they've already normalized abnormal mental health. That's why there are now 6,279 different genders. :???: :-k ](*,)

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Re: Mental Health Services

Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 30 Mar 2021 8:12 am

Hahaha, you know what I mean.

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