Mental Health Highlight
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.