Saving lives by managing feelings

Dr Daniel Fung says it is still a challenge fighting the social stigma surrounding mental illness in Singapore.
Dr Daniel Fung says it is still a challenge fighting the social stigma surrounding mental illness in Singapore.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Calling himself a 'feelings doctor', Dr Daniel Fung from the Institute of Mental Health also spearheaded an initiative to help students through schools

If psychiatrist Daniel Fung had his way, Singaporeans would have more children.

The father of five, who is chairman of the medical board at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, says: "I always think children are a form of wealth, something money cannot buy."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2018, with the headline 'Saving lives by managing feelings'. Print Edition | Subscribe