Mental Check-up: When to seek support for you and your family
19 March @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
2020 was a bewildering year, as we coped with a new challenging set of circumstances. Many of us looked forward to 2021 in the belief that somehow everything was going to get ‘better’ on the strike of midnight. Of course, life’s not like that, and we face an uncertain future in 2021.
Many have never had mental health challenges in the past, but the pressures of the year have simply eroded their wellbeing and feelings of being able to cope.
It’s understandable. We are far from extended family, there are concerns about jobs and income, worries about health, considerations for how the children are coping, and an intense time of all being together in the same living space. And each of us copes differently.
Not coping with life can manifest in different ways: disordered eating, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, obsession, insomnia, libido and so on. The key question is: at what point does ‘it’s a tough time’ become ‘I think I need some help’?
In this talk, we’ll cover:
- Key points to notice in yourself (or loved ones)
- When to seek external support?
- What does ‘support’ look like in Singapore?
- Why it’s OK to recognise you’re not doing well
Date: 19 March 2021
Place: Zoom Online
Dr Tsin Uin Foong is a family doctor at the new GP clinic Osler Health International. Dr Foong trained and practiced in the UK for many years before returning to Singapore and serving the international community. Known for her kind and holistic approach, she is a ‘go-to’ person for many with mental health challenges.
Osler Health International has two locations, Raffles Hotel Arcade and the Star Vista building.