Tag: soldiers mental health

Man’s lone fight to deal with Asperger’s Syndrome during NS

Private Ganesh failed. Luckily I survived. The Tekong sun fired the world in all-consuming white. Boots dug into unyielding asphalt in imperfect synchrony, becoming demolition crews swinging hammers and hoes in my head. My skin crackled into coarse yellow sandpaper, tearing at muscles and nerves. Men...

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...