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Mental Illness in Singapore
More than one in 10 people in Singapore will be stricken by mental illness in their lifetime, according to the Singapore Mental Health Study. Often, mental illness strikes the young; majority of mental illnesses occurred by 29 years of age.
Many face depression, the commonest mental illness here. Others may be affected by alcohol abuse or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety affliction characterized by obsessions, compulsive rituals, as well as intrusive thoughts and impulses.
Mind the Music
People look to music for inspiration or just to pass the time but others look to it to relate, to belong or even just to feel better about themselves. Musicians have that power to move people. It’s only fitting that we support musicians and let them take on social issues that can empower the people and hope for change in the way mental, physical and emotional problems haven’t been tackled before.
Removing the stigma begins with understanding and expressing a willingness to lend a ear to people with mental illness. We want to encourage people to listen to their friends, and you listen to music – and music has the ability to convey what words alone can’t.
So let's use music to combat and break the stigma of mental illness...
Jack & Rai
ShiLi & Adi
Singapore Char Siew Bao
Rubberband & Mr Sufyan
Daniel Purnomo feat. Gillian Tan
Ruth and Fatt
Love Me Knot