07 Feb '12, 9am

IMH launches mental health test tool

IMH launches mental health test tool

SINGAPORE: A new tool -- the positive mental health instrument -- has been developed by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to help Singaporeans assess their mental well-being. IMH said the instrument is the first to be validated in Asia. It could be used as an alternative to other measurements of well-being, such as the Gross Domestic Product or Happiness Index. The instrument involves 47 statements and describes how one reacts in stressful situations. Individuals rate whether the statement describes them or not, on a scale of one to six. The higher the number, the more positive is one's mental health. It revolves around six components believed to affect one's mental health. They include the ability to cope with stress, emotional support and interpersonal skills. Others are personal growth and autonomy, spirituality and the experience of positive moods. Spirituality was ...

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