Contemplative neuroscience research, collaborative research between meditative adepts and neuroscientists, has been ongoing at research centers such as: University of Wisconsin , Stanford University , Mind and Life Institute , and Emory University, Harvard, at universities in India and elsewhere, for over the past two decades. The study has also highlighted gaps and inadequacies and it is through the identification and description of the problems that we could work out the solutions. Those in the group, with the help of the Mums Matter Facilitator, will be able to support each other with the changes that becoming a mum demands, and they will realise they are not alone.
Ms Woon Saet Nyoon, general manager of Temasek Cares, said a National Mental Health Survey last month found that the number of young people with mental afflictions seems to be increasing. The term mental illness refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders —health conditions characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior associated with distress or impaired functioning.
This is something that doesn’t go away, this depression,” West says. Our media ambassador Martin Barrow reflects on the mental health needs of children in foster care. The public should be educated to recognise the manifestations of common mental disorders and the how, where and who to seek for help.
The Singapore Mental Health Study has shown that while the rates of most of the mental illnesses are substantially lower than in Western societies, we ought not to fall into a self-congratulatory, complacent state. The division works in partnership with the four regional health authorities (RHAs), various community groups, the provincial Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council as well as other stakeholders in Newfoundland and Labrador.
On top of that, mental illness also occurred alongside chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart problems. The new halfway house will help such children and young people further develop social and functional life skills that will enable them to live safely within the community.