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Mental health and the pandemic: Singapore study
While 44% of people in Singapore say they are healthier now than before the pandemic, a quarter of the country is suffering from anxiety and depression, largely driven by work and financial stress.
That is according to Wunderman Thompson Singapore’s “Well-Series: Singapore – A Pulse on the Nation’s Health” study, which looks at the city state’s overall health score to provide insights and takeaways for government, businesses, health care providers and health brands.
Why it matters
The pandemic has affected the mental health of Singaporeans but nearly seven in ten say there is a stigma against mental health issues, and more than half say they would avoid or delay seeking help.
- 79% declared that mental health was a priority but 68% say there is a stigma against mental health issues.
- 39% have considered suicide at least once in the past year, with the number jumping significantly among the unemployed.
- 36% say the pandemic has resulted in increased domestic violence, while 21% report strained family relationships.
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