The affects of these uncertain times has definitely taken a toll on our mental health. We feel it every time a lockdown is imminent or the Covid-19 case numbers go up. Now, a study by IMH proves it.
The results showed that 13 per cent of over 1,000 participants reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 pandemic, but a heartening 81.8 per cent said they would be willing to seek professional help for mental health issues relating to the virus.
Conducted in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong between May 2020 and June this year, the study involved 1,058 Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
In the two weeks before they were interviewed, 8.7 per cent of respondents met the criteria for clinical depression, while 9.4 per cent met the criteria for clinical anxiety. Out of all respondents, 4.8 per cent had both anxiety and depression.