They aim to boost mental health of young people in Singapore

Individuals, groups to work with 3 ministries in new Youth Mental Well-being Network

Ms Priyahnisha and her fiance Devanantthan co-founded Mental Act, an organisation to promote mental health awareness among the Indian community. Singapore Management University student Eugene Choy is another among the hundreds of people and groups wh
Ms Priyahnisha and her fiance Devanantthan co-founded Mental Act, an organisation to promote mental health awareness among the Indian community. Singapore Management University student Eugene Choy is another among the hundreds of people and groups who have responded to a call to improve youth mental well-being here.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

She struggled with symptoms of anxiety and eating disorder in secondary school, but did not think to seek help then.

Today, Ms Priyahnisha, 28, or Nisha, is a counsellor with Wings Counselling Centre. She sees many youngsters and young adults with mental health issues who turn to self-harm or ideas of suicide when they encounter troubles with friends, family, relationships or studies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2020, with the headline 'They aim to boost mental health of young people in Singapore'. Subscribe