Being in the health industry has enabled me to see incredible health transformations of all kinds. Brave patients who have gone from illness to wellness, inspiring individuals who push themselves to make drastic lifestyle changes for the sake of their loved ones, and many more. But every once in a while, I get reminded that not all health problems are visible. In fact, the unseen problems can be even more dangerous. To be specific, I am referring to mental disorders. When it comes to mental illnesses, both the downhill decline and the slow road to recovery goes unseen by many. Take the late beloved Robin Williams for instance. He was suffering from depression, but how many knew the seriousness of it? All we knew was the comical side of the actor, and many of us were shocked when he committed suicide. Did you know that the top 3 mental conditions affecting Singaporeans are dementia, depression and anxiety? Furthermore, these conditions tend to relapse. At least 50% of those who recover from a first episode of depression will suffer from additional episodes in their lifetime. And when it comes to mental conditions, early detection and intervention is key. Detecting the unseen is not easy, but friends and family are in the best position to do so. The greatest act of concern you can show to your loved ones could be to look out for their unseen sufferings. After all, a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.
If you suspect your loved ones or friends might be suffering from a silent mental condition, you can seek help by calling our friendly medical concierge at +65 6679 7867. Alternatively, you may prefer to email us at email@example.com
Wishing you the best of health, Daniel Choo CEO, The Medical Concierge Group