Health authorities around the world must not only fight COVID-19 but also manage its impact on mental health, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday (Oct 10).

This is as the pandemic has brought “stresses, pressures and disruptions” to more people, Mr Lee said in a video message to the World Health Organization for World Mental Health Day.

Mental health is essential to overall well-being, said Mr Lee. But while awareness of its importance has grown, “too often, persons with mental health conditions are still not well understood or fully accepted”.

Read more: Channel News Asia

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