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ParentEd - Focus on the Family Singapore EPISODE 17, 7th October 2020
How Do We Care for the Caregivers?

How Do We Care for the Caregivers?

One in seven people in Singapore have experienced a mental disorder such as bipolar disorder or alcohol abuse in their lifetime. The second Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS) initiated in 2016 and which was reported in Dec 2018 found that the top three mental disorders here were major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  

One in 16 people in Singapore have depression at some point in their lives. How does this impact families? How kind of support do caregivers need?

Join our host, Aaron Ng, as he chats with Tan Yun Yun about her journey as a caregiver for her family member who was affected with issues with mental health. Hear how she coped with the struggles they faced and how that helped to also strengthen the relationships in the family.

Yun Yun is currently a full-time youth pastor at her church. Before working with young people, she used to work as a medical technologist. She is also an active volunteer mentor with the FamChamps movement - raising young family champions.

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Disclaimer: This episode was recorded remotely as we play our part to keep Singapore safe during this season of COVID-19. The audio quality may be slightly affected during the online recording.