IMH aims to improve mental health, not just treat illness

At IMH, a total of 10 acute wards will be refurbished. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - A remodelling is taking shape at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

Some of the old, tired wards are being overhauled, and the focus is shifting upstream - to try and catch mental illness early. This signals a change in the thinking on mental healthcare, which has long been mired in stigma.

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