Title: Policy implications of the Singapore Mental Health Study
year: 2012
Journal: Ann Acad Med Singapore
Volume: 41
Issue: 6
Pages: 258-63
Epubdate: 24/07/2012
date: Jun
Alternate Journal: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
ISSN: 0304-4602 (Print)
Accession Number: 22821247
Abstract: This paper discusses the implications of the key findings of the Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS) in the context of the fi rst ever National Mental Health Policy and Blueprint (NMHPB). The SMHS was a cross-sectional epidemiological survey of the adult Singapore residents. The policy implications emanating from the findings of this study are discussed in this commentary. These pertain to initiatives to improve help-seeking behaviour, further developing the capability of the primary healthcare providers and the better integration of primary and specialist mental healthcare. Incorporation of mental health education and screening of mental disorders in the workforce should also be augmented with work practices that protect against discriminating those with mental disorders.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4550
Authors Address: Research Division
Institute of Mental Health
Buangkok Green Medical Park
10 Buangkok View
Singapore 539747. siow_ann_CHONG@imh.com.sg
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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