Culture and Mental Health Stigma

MH_Mental Health Symposium
22 Feb 2022 02.00 PM - 04.00 PM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
Organised by:
Michelle Chiang

Do mainstream portrayals of mental health promote negative and unhelpful stereotypes? How are artistic decisions made by actors, writers and directors on representations of mental health conditions? How can cultural texts (films, television dramas, novels, and plays) better present mental health to the audience? Invited speakers will address these questions and challenge preconceptions that lead to the stigmatisation of vulnerable members of society. 

  • Danielle Lim (Award-winning author of The Sound of SCH: A Mental Breakdown, A Life Journey)
  • Adrian Pang (Artistic director of Pangdemonium)
  • Mythily Subramaniam (Assistant Chairman Medical Board-Research at the Institute of Mental Health)
  • David Teo (Consultant Psychiatrist at Changi General Hospital)
  • Graham Matthews (Associate Chair of Academic, NTU School of Humanities)
  • Michelle Chiang (Assistant Professor of English, NTU School of Humanities)