More young people getting help for mental health issues at IMH's youth outreach arm

Mental disorder is most prevalent in young people.
Mental disorder is most prevalent in young people.PHOTO: ST FILE
Dr Charmaine Tang, a consultant at the Institute of Mental Health and deputy programme director of IMH's Community Health Assessment Team, at the Chat Hub in *Scape.
Dr Charmaine Tang, a consultant at the Institute of Mental Health and deputy programme director of IMH's Community Health Assessment Team, at the Chat Hub in *Scape.ST PHOTO: JOYCE TEO

SINGAPORE - More young people here are seeking help for mental health challenges, according to Chat, the youth outreach arm of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

It noted that around 1,700 young people approached Chat - short for Community Health Assessment Team - for help last year, up from 1,580 in 2017 and just 50 when it started a decade ago.

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