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arrow Understanding child trauma

23-07-2009
Unlike adults who seek counselling to cope with emotional hurts and issues, children express emotions better through creative activities which allow them to play out their internal conflicts.

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arrow Mental Health: It's nothing to be ashamed of

  23-07-2009
According to Health Ministry statistics, 400,227 mental patients sought treatment in government hospitals last year - an increase of 15.6 per cent over the 346,196 people who sought treatment in 2007.
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arrow Detect it early, treat it early

22-07-2009
Before psychiatric illnesses culminate into an acute attack that requires admission to a psychiatric ward, symptoms of those illnesses are often noticeable. However, people are still reluctant to seek help early.
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arrow Whither mental institutions?

  21-07-2009
As medical science discovers new treatments for mental illnesses, the need for psychiatrists to keep patients in mental institutions has reduced considerably...
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arrow High and leaky

15-07-2009
Revellers across Asia who snort the animal tranquiliser ketamine for a hallucinogenic high may face incontinence and other health problems as new dangers of this cheap party drug start showing up in long-term studies.
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arrow Social stigma leads to delay in treatment

  15-07-2009
In a letter to The Star, a reader writing under the pseudonym Survivor described her mental ill health as one that needed courage to recognise and treat (see: We did not ask to be mentally ill, so help us).
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