Our lives are enriched by the people in them. From our loving mum to our “kiasu” colleague, they’re there to offer their opinions or help whenever we need.
However, when it comes to mental health and wellness, our loved ones are #NotAnExpert — even if they mean well. Learn more about mental wellness with the experts from Doctor Anywhere!Enter The A-Z of mental health
Are you feeling SAD (stressed, anxious or depressed)?
Click to view list of symptoms to see if any of them sound familiar.
If you’ve experienced any of the above, you’re not alone. To learn more, you can speak to an expert with Doctor Anywhere or simply scroll down to The A-Z of Mental Health!
Are you ready to dive in and learn more? Click on the boxes below
to learn more about how to
improve your mental health and wellness! Plus, play the interactive games and stand to win prizes!
Dependance on alcohol, food, sex, video games and other
substances to numb unhappiness can often cause further
problems if underlying problems are not resolved.
If you think you might have an addiction, a therapist or psychologist can aid in reducing dependency, helping you live more freely.
Set healthy personal boundaries by only taking responsibility for your own actions and emotions. This builds your self-esteem and develops trust in your interpersonal relationships.
Codependency refers to a pattern of dependence on approval from others in an attempt to find safety, self-worth, and identity.
Build mental resilience to become more independent by speaking to an expert at Doctor Anywhere today.
Research has shown that pet ownership has a positive effect
on mental health.
Besides alleviating stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness, dogs tend to require exercise. This means taking daily walks outdoors, which boosts physical and emotional wellbeing.
The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa,
bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. These are serious
mental health conditions that impact your health, emotions
and ability to function in important areas of life.
Get the help you need from a psychologist or therapist if you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned conditions.
Got a question? Check out our list of most frequently asked questions related to mental health here!
Play our mental health bingo game and stand to win a prize!
Picking a therapist that can help you make progress is important.
Three tips for better sleep!
Laughter’s stress-busting effects are no joke!
Studies have shown that nutrient-rich whole foods such as
kale have a positive influence on mental health!
The recommended 5 daily portions of fruits and vegetables can help keep certain mental illnesses at bay, which makes the saying “healthy body, healthy mind” ring true.
Love is important. Not just romantic love — self-love is one
of the first steps to better mental health.
There are many ways to practice self-love, such as indulging in your favourite hobby, or spending quality times with your loved ones.
If you’re having trouble getting things done, motivation is key. Create to-do lists and tick them off to feel motivated! Start small to put off procrastination. All you have to do is get the ball rolling.
Being one with nature helps relax your mind. Take a short walk at the park!
OCD isn’t just about being neat — it is an anxiety disorder characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive, repetitive behaviors that one feels compelled to perform in order to experience relief from anxiety. The key to dealing with OCD is careful management of symptoms. Speak to an expert at Doctor Anywhere today to find out more!
PTSD is a mental health condition that causes people to feel
excessively stressed or frightened even when they are not in
Don’t let this stop you from having a fulfilling life, speak to a therapist or psychologist to learn how to manage your symptoms.
If you’re trying to quit smoking or ease an addiction to
other substances, know that you don’t have to undertake this
Embark on a structured programme with the guidance of a therapist to help you achieve your goal of living addiction-free!
Snapping out of a funk or a downward spiral isn’t easy.
However, having a set routine can help reintroduce a feeling of normalcy into your life, such as waking up and going to bed at the same time every day.
Stress is the body’s response to any sort of perceived
It gives you adrenaline and energy, but living with chronic stress can lead to long-term damage mentally and physically.
Improve your quality of life by speaking to a therapist or psychologist today!
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When you get to know yourself by exploring emotional responses and drawing boundaries, you build self-esteem. Mindfulness and self-awareness is the key to improving your mental health, one step at a time!
Volunteering is an activity that boosts mental health!
Recent studies have shown that workplace bullying is
especially prevalent in Singapore, which can contribute to
stress, and in turn lead to long-term anxiety and
If you’re stuck in a bad situation, speak to an expert at Doctor Anywhere to get some insight.
Hugs and kisses are just one of the many ways people display
affection, but did you know that sharing physical affection
with others can actually boost your mental health?
In fact, some studies have shown that those who are starved of affectionate contact are more likely to experience stress or depression, so get out there and give your loved ones a hug for a quick mood-booster!
The teenage years can be a challenging and lonely period.
Caregivers should pay attention to any changes in the following:
- Energy level
- Concentration or task completion
The journey of life is not a linear one. Everyone grows at their own pace — don’t be disheartened when faced with obstacles, and never compare your own journey to that of others. Hardships are often stepping stones for growth, and even the smallest of steps still count as progress!
The A-Z of Mental Wellness is not intended to replace professional guidance by a healthcare expert. If you need more personalised support or would like to talk to someone more experienced, download Doctor Anywhere app to speak to a licensed Psychologist or Counsellor confidentially online.