We can all do our part in supporting mental health and well-being.
The recent 2019 report based on a local survey has found a third of Singaporeans, among the 1,095 surveyed, have experienced some form of suicidal thoughts – with the trend being more prevalent in women and lower income earners.
The most commonly experienced mental health issues in Singapore are depression (72%) and anxiety (52%).
"For employers – a large majority (94%) believe that mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health. Nine in ten (90%) agree that mental health should be covered by insurance, and a similar number (92%) think employees ought to be entitled to medical leave for mental health issues"
Depression and anxiety are the two most commonly cited issues locals are facing, yet the biggest barrier to getting professional help remains cost concerns.