Mental Health – a topic with so much stigma surrounding it, a topic taboo in conversation; yet a topic so important. In the same way we go to extreme measures to take care of our physical health, the same care should be shown to our mental health.
The Singapore Mental Health Study 2010 states that about 1 in 8 Singaporeans have a mental disorder; with the three most common being Major Depressive Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Through films, panel discussions and workshops, SMHFF wants to increase awareness among Singaporeans on the complexity of mental illnesses. We hope to eliminate the stigma and shame attached to having a mental health concern; to affect change on a political and social level to create more inclusive environments and workspaces for those with mental health concerns.