29 Sep '11, 3am

Mental illness – there is no taboo, there is no shame

Mental illness – there is no taboo, there is no shame

On paper, Singapore is an astonishing success. From a fishing outpost to a world class city. From an island with nothing to a vibrant economy. Singapore has hosted many international events such as the F1, which showcases all the riches and grandeur we have to offer. Scant attention however, is paid to the less savoury aspects of society that exist in every city. In image conscious Singapore, it is “out of sight, out of mind”. If we hide away the uglier aspects of society, we can pretend that poverty and problems do not exist in our island of utopia. I am generalising of course. Don’t get me wrong, there are many wonderful things about Singapore for which I am grateful for. However, I cannot help but wonder if the sweeping of problems under the carpet have made us ignorant, shallow, devoid of compassion and empathy. Some might argue that it is the government’s policy of pr...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/mental-illness-there-...

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