Tag: mental health

Experts warn of possible “deaths of despair” due to Covid-19 mental distress

Based on the findings of a recent study in the United States, mental health experts warn that the toll Covid-19 is taking on people's mental health may lead to up to 75,000 suicides and substance-abuse-related deaths. The study refers to these casualties as "deaths...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 15, 2020

As of 8 am, May 15, 2020: Worldwide: 4,413,597 cases, 1,578,135 recoveries There are now 4,413,597 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,444,256 infections, followed by Russia (252,245) and the United Kingdom (233,151).  Death toll surpasses 300,000 There have...

Apps that can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Life in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been an easy one. With the circuit breaker period in full swing until June 1, it is not unusual for boredom, cabin fever and stress to set in. Technology has played a vital part...

Malaysia flattens Covid-19 infection curve with Movement Control Order

Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia has "succeeded in flattening the curve and our country is entering the recovery phase" with the Movement Control Order (MCO) implemented from March 18 to curb the rate of Covid-19 infections, according to Director-General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah on Wednesday (April...

Prince William and Kate Middleton narrate film in support of mental health

Prince William and Kate Middleton, 37 narrated a film to aid a mental health movement helping people to take care of their mental and physical health. The Every Mind Matters platform by Public Health England launched a new initiative targeted to care for people's mental...

Selena Gomez finally pins highs and lows on bipolar disorder

Pop singer Selena Gomez, 27, has finally revealed what is going on with her mentally, according to eonline.com on Friday (April 3). She has always been open about her anxiety and depression but now she has come out in the open to reveal that she is...

Netizens question empty seats in Parliament, saying this wasn’t the case during Lee Kuan Yew’s time

Netizens are questioning why, in a recent video clip of a Parliamentary session shared by The Workers' Party Facebook page, Parliament seemed to be almost empty.   The Workers' Party on Wednesday (March 11) shared a video clip of Non-constituency Member of Parliament Daniel Goh's recent...

HK unrest beginning to affect mental health of more than 2 million people: Study

Hong Kong — The ongoing social and political unrest in Hong Kong is beginning to take a toll on the mental health of more than two million people. According to a recent study by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, many adults have increasingly...

Singer makes last post about mental health, domestic violence

Content warning: this article contains details about the life of an individual who died by suicide, which may be upsetting to some readers. Please be advised. Singapore — Samantha Lee, a former contestant on Singapore Idol, died by suicide on Sunday (Dec 22). In her last...

Fans of Kang Daniel donates 12.1 million won to Korea Association for Children with Terminal Diseases

Fans of Kang Daniel donated 12.1 million Korean won to the Korea Association for Children with Terminal Diseases on the South Korean singer and songwriter's23rd birthday. Korean pop culture site Allkpop reported that fans said it was only a small amount of money in a letter...