Hope for Pakatan to help arrest rise in mental illness cases


According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey released this year, there has been an increase in depression and anxiety cases, from 12% in 2011 to 29% last year. – Pexels pic, August 12, 2018.

WITH the drastic rise in cases of mental illness over the past decade, and little done to tackle the problem by the Health Ministry under previous administrations, action must be taken now.

The National Health and Morbidity Survey released this year showed an increase in depression and anxiety cases, from 12% in 2011 to 29% last year. Such cases were prevalent among adolescents, 39.7% of whom suffered from anxiety.


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