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By - Cynthia

Practical Stress Management Strategies For Legal Professionals

Amongst lawyers, one of the leading causes given for mid-career abandonment is burnout. Promises Healthcare partnered with the Law Society of Singapore for a two hour professional development seminar aimed at addressing this issue by providing legal professionals with practical stress management strategies. The President of the Law Society, Mr. Gregory Vijayendran, delivered the opening address to an eager crowd

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Myth Busting Mental Health – Self-Harm

Although society has made some headway in reducing the stigma and misinformation about general mental health issues, the public’s understanding of self-harm remains decades behind. Let’s debunk some common myths about adolescent self-harm. Myth: ‘Self-harm means cutting right? Only emos and goths do that.’ Self-harm refers to a range of behaviours that are purposely inflicted to cause damage to the

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‘What is Forensic Psychology?’

Forensic psychology is as interesting as it sounds. People often imagine forensic psychologists running around in bullet proof vests catching criminals and solving crimes (think ‘Elizabeth Keen’ – forensic psychologist/FBI agent from hit television show Blacklist). Although real world forensic psychologists are more likely to be sitting behind a desk, there is still excitement, adventure, and risk in our daily

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Myth Busting Mental Health – Youth Suicide

Let’s take a look at some common mental health myths about youth suicide and set the record straight. Attempted suicides are just a cry for attention. A suicide attempt should never be dismissed as ‘just a cry for attention’. A young person is highlighting that their level of internal distress is unmanageable and unbearable. They need help, not judgement. A

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Hong Kong Murder Trial – Understanding ‘Diminished Responsibility’

As harrowing details of the British banker murder trial emerge, the media have shone a spotlight on his mental health and use of the ‘diminished responsibility’ defence. Here is a short introduction to the concept of ‘diminished responsibility’ and the role that forensic mental health experts may play in this trial written by Leeran Gold, Psychologist in our Forensic Service. To

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Confidentiality, Consent and Landmark Litigation.

Following a landmark case that ordered all privileged medico-legal reports to be struck off the record, the High Court of Singapore has set a new precedent in applying litigation privilege in criminal cases. Here are 3 key takeaways for forensic mental health professionals following the case written by Leeran Gold, Psychologist in our Forensic Service. To read more:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/confidentiality-consent-landmark-litigation-leeran-gold?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment At Promises

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Tips on Protecting Children from Conflict and Terror in the Media

Parents often worry about how to protect their children from violent media, and how to manage their child’s response once they are exposed. The fantastic article below outlines what parents need to look out for, and how they can help their child cope with the terror and violence they are seeing in the media. https://psychlopaedia.org/top-tips/tips-protecting-children-conflict-terror/ Parents are encouraged to seek

Pink dot
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Mental Health and The Pink Dot

In the lead up to Singapore’s Pink Dot campaign, we would like to take the opportunity to help raise awareness of some of the major mental health issues faced by LGBTQ individuals globally. Here is our Q+A with psychologist Leeran Gold. So what does LGBTQ stand for? LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning. Questioning refers to individuals

Self-Harm
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Self-Harm Series – Part 3 –

What can I do to help my teen? In addition to regular professional mental health support, here are some things you can do to help your teen: – Show that you care – Be non-judgmental – Accept your teen’s feelings – Suggest distractions – Learn basic first aid – Encourage them to communicate their feelings – Ensure an authoritative balance

Self-Harm
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Self-Harm Series – Part 2 –

How do I know if my teen is self-harming? Self-harming is usually a very private and secretive behavior. Teens may self-harm on areas of their bodies that are difficult to see. In some cases, teens may self-harm in more obvious areas including their wrists, ankles, arms and legs. If you notice dressing or bandages, or cuts, bruises, burns and/or marks

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