Public Proposals

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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