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Understand what's going on

Understanding what's going on

Mental health is a fundamental component of our overall health and includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act.

Taking care of our mental health is as important as our physical health. At every stage of life, we are bound to meet challenges. It is important to have a good mental health and develop mental resilience so that we can overcome these challenges.

In this page, you will find links to factual information about mental health. Also, you will be able to understand more about why you feel certain emotions under certain circumstances.

Did you know?

9.3%* of Singapore Residents would have at least one mood or anxiety disorder at some point of their adult lifetime.

*Based on the first Singapore Mental Health Study conducted 2010 by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

Feelings and Symptoms

Our feelings may seem to be in a huge mess sometimes, especially when it's overwhelming. It is important to understand what we're feeling, why we're feeling it and how we can go about to resolve any underlying issues.

Click on the boxes below to find out more about the common feelings and symptoms.


Abuse is always wrong and you may find it difficult to voice it out to a trusted person. You are never alone - there is help.


We would all feel angry at some point of our life. However, uncontrolled anger is something to look out for as it may lead to problems.


You're not alone - Singapore has the third highest bullying rate in the world. Find out how to stand up to bullies in a safe way.

Eating Problems

We all have different eating habits, but extreme eating habits may indicate an underlying eating disorder. Find out more.

Low self-esteem

It's normal to become more concerned with the way we look during puberty (even after!). But what if we expect too much from ourselves?

Problems at School

School might be enjoyable to some, but daunting to others. However, you can play a part to improve your campus life. Sometimes, it starts with you.

Grief and Loss

Coming to terms of losing someone or something you hold dearly to is difficult. Find out the small steps you can take to recover from the grief.


Self-harm is a sensitive issue, but it is not uncommon. Find out what self-harm means and what to do if you're affected. Help is available.




Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause fear, nervousness, apprehension, and worrying.


Anorexia is an eating disorder where you are concerned about your weight and eat less and less food.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is characterised by extreme mood swings from abnormally elevated mood to severe depression.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of extreme sadness as well as extreme fatigue.


People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have repeating thoughts that are distressing.


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) happens after one experiences something extremely frightening.

Brain quiz

Fancy a brain quiz?

Take a simple brain quiz to measure your mental health!

It will only take a few minutes.

Don't worry, your answers will be kept strictly confidential and no personal information is required.