Number of youth seeking help at Institute of Mental Health outreach unit up 3 times to 1,580

Over the past three years, the number of youth who approached Chat, the Institute of Mental Health's outreach arm, for help rose almost three times.
Over the past three years, the number of youth who approached Chat, the Institute of Mental Health's outreach arm, for help rose almost three times.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - 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.

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