More young people seeking help for mental health issues

The number of young people approaching the Community Health Assessment Team for counselling services rose almost three times in the past three years.
The number of young people approaching the Community Health Assessment Team for counselling services rose almost three times in the past three years. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Ten years. That is how long Amanda has kept her secret from her friends and family.

The graphic designer developed severe depression more than a decade ago over an abusive relationship. At 30 now, she thought she had recovered on her own over time, yet she snapped in the face of a similar situation this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2018, with the headline 'More young people seeking help for mental health issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe