Singapore: An International Model for Mental Health


Like the rest of the world, Singapore has experienced serious mental health consequences as a

Like the rest of the world, Singapore has experienced serious mental health consequences as a result of Covid-19. The Straits Times reported in March that The Samaritans of Singapore, a suicide prevention organization, received over 39,000 calls for help in 2020 – an 18 percent increase from the year before. In this small city-state, approximately 1 in 7 people report experiencing a mental health challenge in their lifetime. Fortunately, the government and employers in Singapore have responded effectively to the mental health crisis brought on by Covid-19, due in large part to the fact that they had already worked to make mental health a priority.

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