Mental Health in Singapore
Just like physical health, we must also pay attention to mental health. How we feel about our mental health and wellbeing can be influenced by a variety of external factors. We all have ups and downs, times when we feel great and times when we feel like we are struggling. This is normal.
When we go through tough times it can be hard to identify if it is a ‘rough patch’ or has evolved into something more. This is where doctors who have experience in mental health can help.
Our doctors and your Mental Health
If you believe you or a loved one is experiencing one or all of the following, you are advised to seek medical support:
- a noticeable change in usual behaviour
- feeling down for some time and not seeming to be getting any better
- lack of energy and motivation to do everyday things
- withdrawal from friends and activities
- emotional outbursts
- significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
- increased use of alcohol or other drugs
- major changes in eating habits
Lifestyle Medicine and your Mental Health
As part of our approach to holistic patient care we believe many patients with mental health challenges will befenit from our holistic Lifestyle Programmes. These programmes are tailored to ensure that patients receive support that is:
– Co-ordinated between your Osler Health doctor and specialist practitioners
– On-going over an agreed timeframe (normally several months)
– Tailored to your specific physical health and wellbeing needs
– Results orientated
This means that, with your Osler Health doctor, we collaborate with the appropriate specialist team to identify goals, agree a timeframe and measure results. There will be check-ins throughout your health journey, but most importantly you are not doing it alone. This is Lifestyle Medicine at its best. If you would like to understand more about Lifestyle Medicine and how it can help you please read more.
Get help today
Osler Health has experience in helping patients suffering with anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, insomnia, eating disorders, and more.
If you are looking for a doctor who is experienced in caring for those with mental health issues, please do not hesitate.
We have developed the Mental Health Factsheets above to help you. Please remember that we see patients seeking mental health support every day. You are not alone and we can help.
Frequently asked questions about mental health doctors in Singapore
Mental health issues are unlikely to resolve on their own, so it’s best to seek professional help as soon as possible. It is normal to feel like we’re struggling at times, and there is absolutely no shame in seeking help. The sooner you get help, the easier it is to tackle the issue. If you’re going through some mental health challenges, let the kind doctors at Osler Health help. They see patients with mental health challenges frequently – so you are not alone.
If you suspect that your child is facing mental health challenges, try to speak to them and understand what’s troubling them. However, if you find that talking to them isn’t helping or you’re unsure of what to do, it’s best to seek professional help. The team of family doctors at Osler Health are experienced in managing teen mental health. If you’re unsure which doctor would best suit your child’s needs please speak to our Reception team who will be happy to advise.
If you are looking for doctors experienced in mental health, please visit us at our clinics located at Raffles Hotel Arcade (CBD) and Star Vista (west Singapore, off Holland Road). At Osler Health, our doctors are experienced in treating a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, insomnia, eating disorders and more. Book an appointment today. You are not alone.