Speaking Up for Mental Illness

Speaking Up for Mental Illness

In today’s society, the stigma of mental illness is prevalent and pervasive. This book chronicles the research on mental illness over the past 38 years and the indefatigable effort of mental health professionals in the destigmatisation campaign in Singapore. Speaking Up for Mental Illness is a personal narrative of author Professor Kua Ee Heok. It is a testament that change is possible.


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Author: Kua Ee Heok

PROFESSOR KUA EE HEOK is the Tan Geok Yin Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated as a doctor from the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and received his training in Psychiatry at Oxford University and Geriatric Psychiatry at Harvard University. A member of the WHO Research Team for the Global Study of Dementia, he was previously Head, Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS, and CEO and Medical Director at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. His research interests are ageing, depression and psychotherapy, having published over 270 research papers on dementia, depression and alcoholism, and written 25 books on psychiatry, stress and ageing. His novel, Listening to Letter from America, is used in Harvard University for a course on anthropology. He has been invited by the United Nations in New York to speak in a world forum on ‘Depression: The Hidden Illness’.

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