Do Students with Dyslexia Suffer More from School Transitions?

Research Proposal Title Studying the Effects of School Connectedness on Mental Health in Students with Dyslexia after a School Transition INTRODUCTION This study seeks to examine the effects of school connectedness on mental health in students with dyslexia following the primary-secondary school transition in Singapore. Students with dyslexia—a medicalized disorder manifested by difficulties in conventional learning—are likely to face challenges …

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MindfulSG App: Normalizing Mental Help-Seeking in Singapore

Mental illness is a significant public health issue in Singapore. The 2010 Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS) found that 1 in 17 suffered from major depressive disorder, and 1 in 33 from obsessive-compulsive disorder (IMH, 2011), with the latter surpassing the US and Europe (The Straits Times, 2016). There is considerable delay in help-seeking behaviors, …

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Holly’s Pursuit of Self-Liberation in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

Literary Criticism Holly is enthralling for readers, as she is for the other characters in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, because she represents truly unconventional qualities, particularly in the narrated context of the war-ridden 1940s. Holly exhibits competing desires across the novella; her continued free-spiritedness points to a quest for self-liberation, just as her nostalgic …

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