Need for mental health promotion and early intervention services for higher education students in Singapore

O'Brien, Anthony Paul, Ma, Aye Aye Cho, Lew, Ann-Marie, Creedy, Debra, Ho, Roger, Chan, Moon Fai and Arthur, David Gordon (2008) Need for mental health promotion and early intervention services for higher education students in Singapore. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 10 3: 42-48.

Author O'Brien, Anthony Paul
Ma, Aye Aye Cho
Lew, Ann-Marie
Creedy, Debra
Ho, Roger
Chan, Moon Fai
Arthur, David Gordon
Title Need for mental health promotion and early intervention services for higher education students in Singapore
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health Promotion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1462-3730
Publication date 2008-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue 3
Start page 42
End page 48
Total pages 7
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Abstract Student stress and depression in Singapore have a negative impact on students' academic performance, social involvement and interpersonal relationships. In some Asian cultures, family emphasis on success places additional social and cultural pressure on students. University stressors include lack of economic resources, curriculum demands on time, examination pressure, living away from home and loss of school friends, as well as the need to uphold family respect. In university, students often become anonymous, in a new educational environment far beyond that which they have experienced in secondary school. This paper draws together information related to the demographics of depression in Singapore across education sectors. The discussion is also focused on suicide, and the need for mental health services to identify appropriate intervention and mental health promotion strategies for Singapore students, in particular university students. A number of recommendations for change are considered.
Keyword Students
Depression
Suicide
Mental health services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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