Mental Health & Culture Roundtable

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02 Apr 2024 05.00 PM - 07.00 PM The POD, Level 16, National Library Building Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
Organised by:
CoHASS Research Office

Stigma against persons with mental health conditions (PMHCs) continues to delay and in some cases, even prevent help-seeking, to deleterious effect. Stories have an impact on perceptions and experiences of reality. Television writers, novelists and playwrights can play an important role in changing public attitudes towards PMHCs by developing nuanced and carefully crafted representations of mental health conditions.

The Mental Health & Culture Roundtable brings together academics, mental health professionals, patients, caregivers and writers for an insightful discussion about the ethical considerations involved in the cultural representation of mental health in Singapore.

This event is held in conjunction with the Ideas Festival - Insights from the Humanities & Social Sciences, an inter-university initiative organised by NUS, NTU, SMU, SUSS and SUTD, with support from the Social Science Research Council.