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Effective Treatments Won’t Matter If This One Huge Barrier Still Exists

By Razzalie.

According to healthhub Singapore and IMH, about one in 6 people in Singapore suffer from mental illness.

You know what that means?

That actually means that someone you know, probably someone close, may be suffering from a mental illness.

For those suffering from mental illness, it takes a lot of courage to acknowledge that they are struggling.

It takes even much greater strength to be willing to seek help.

With advancement in technology, we are actually able to be connected with one another easily. But people with mental illness live in isolation. Feeling alone in a seemingly well connected world. You know what the problem is? The problem isn’t about not wanting to be connected.

The major problem is stigma.

Ok, maybe some people will think that the term stigma is so overused. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

The truth is that stigma of mental illness still exists and people like me are battling with it every day. Not only do we have to battle with our illnesse…