A recent research article explained that suicide and heart attack were the top causes of deaths among 15- to 49-year-olds in Singapore last year, accounting for 337 lives. The study was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with other collaborative internationally. It would be worthy for counselling professionals in Singapore and Asia to investigate and find out more about the findings from this study to better understand what are the crucial mental health care needs that could be address further in their locality.

People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.

The study — “Why are materialists less happy? The role of gratitude and need satisfaction in the relationship between materialism and life satisfaction” — appears in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.