Stigma surrounding mental health problems has eased amid pandemic, say youth volunteers

(Clockwise from top left)  Mr Jovan Chong,  Ms P. Keerthana, Ms Claire Djuhadi and Ms Charlene Phua.
(Clockwise from top left) Mr Jovan Chong, Ms P. Keerthana, Ms Claire Djuhadi and Ms Charlene Phua. PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR, P. KEERTHANA, ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Young people volunteering for mental health causes say the stigma surrounding mental health problems has eased among their peers, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Jovan Chong, 20, is a volunteer at mental health charity Resilience Collective, whose peer support programmes involve persons with mental health conditions, typically aged from 18 to 35.

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