Many of us have never had mental health challenges in the past, but the pressures of the last year have simply eroded our wellbeing and feelings of being able to cope.
It’s understandable. Many of us are far from extended family, there are concerns about jobs and income, worries about health, concerns about the children, and many adults are working from home and missing the social interaction of the office.
Not coping with life can manifest in different ways: disordered eating, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, obsession, insomnia, libido and so on. Men, women, teenagers and children all may present stress in different ways. The key question is: at what point does ‘I’m feeling down but it’s a tough time for everyone’ become ‘I think I need some help’?
In this talk, we’ll cover:
- Key points to notice in yourself (or loved ones)
- Identifying concerning behaviours
- When to seek external support
- What ‘support’ looks like in Singapore
- Why it’s OK to recognise you’re not doing well
Date: 19 March 2021