Men­tal Health High­light

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Health & Fitness -

In hon­our of World Men­tal Health Day on 10 Oc­to­ber, here are some key stats (cour­tesy of World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion) to con­sider: More than 300 mil­lion peo­ple suf­fer from de­pres­sion glob­ally. Over 260 mil­lion peo­ple are liv­ing with anx­i­ety dis­or­ders. Ten to 20 per­cent of chil­dren and ado­les­cents world­wide ex­pe­ri­ence men­tal dis­or­ders, and these num­bers are grow­ing Sui­cide is the sec­ond lead­ing cause of death among 15-to-29-year-olds. With four clin­ics across town – Cam­den (6733 4440), Jelita (6465 4440), Ka­tong (6342 4440) and pae­di­atrics (6887 4440) – In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Clinic ( IMC) has over 19 years of ex­pe­ri­ence man­ag­ing the health of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity here in Sin­ga­pore. “We have seen a stark in­crease in pa­tients who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing men­tal health con­cerns over re­cent years. This may be de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety or an eat­ing dis­or­der, or it can man­i­fest in other forms,” says IMC Ka­tong’s Dr Foong Tsin Uin, who, along with the rest of the IMC team, urges any­one feel­ing con­cerned to see a doc­tor. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit imc-health­care.com.

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