This series of videos aim to increase the awareness of commonly known mental conditions, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and promote mental health and wellness. It is also important to recognise when you may need help from a professional. Recovery is possible with early detection and treatment.
"I Hear Voices" - A Story on Schizophrenia
Uploaded on 29 Dec 2011
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder and one of the world’s greatest public health concerns. People with the disorder may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. This can terrify the sufferers and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated. In Singapore, Schizophrenia ranks ninth among all the various diseases in terms of the burden of disease due to both premature mortality and disability arising from the disease. There is currently no cure for Schizophrenia and its cause is not fully understood. However, the symptoms can be well-managed with treatment, and it is important to identify and treat those with the condition as early as possible. Learn more about Schizophrenia in this video.