Tag: Ang Yong Guan

Nicole Seah’s Untimely Departure

Three years after she burst on to the political scene with a youthful freshness and bountiful energy, opposition politician Nicole Seah is leaving her party, the National Solidarity Party. Her departure was not unexpected, coming soon after her move to Bangkok for work and displaying...

Yet another hurdle: Jobs

Our series on schizophrenia: Part 6 If you have mental illness, can you go to a university? Get a non-menial job? Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of...

Series on schizophrenia 4: What happens in the military

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament yesterday that NS men with mental health disorders are monitored during their two-year stint. If there are doubts about an NSman’s safety, or his capabilities, he will be reassessed by psychiatrists. He may then be redeployed to...

Series on schizophrenia Part 3: A doctor’s diagnosis and his mission

“Doctor, you have educated me. You bothered to explain my mental illness to me, that it is just a biochemical imbalance. You told me not to be afraid, that there is hope.” Each time he hears a newly-recovered patient say this, or variations of this,...