1 in 3 young adults here has engaged in self-harm: Study

It also finds one in 10 does so frequently, and one in 3 S'poreans has had suicidal thoughts

The survey, released by international research agency YouGov, also found that a third of Singaporeans have experienced suicidal thoughts.
The survey, released by international research agency YouGov, also found that a third of Singaporeans have experienced suicidal thoughts.PHOTO: ST FILE

A third of young adults here have self-harmed, with one in 10 doing so frequently, according to a survey released by international research agency YouGov.

It also found that a third of Singaporeans have experienced suicidal thoughts. Experts told The Straits Times they are not too surprised by the figures given their work experience - and believe more should be done to eradicate the stigma against mental health issues in the Republic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2019, with the headline '1 in 3 young adults here has engaged in self-harm: Study'. Subscribe