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There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via Khannea Suntzu, Emily Lau, Jocelyn Stoller
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Healthcare is one such essential need a government provides for its citizen. Health care is a public good which governments have to provide for the people, given the limited resources and competing need of the country. However in less developed countries, people do not have adequate basic health care facilities. One example is India, where diarrheal disease, lower respiratory infection, neonatal disorder, measles, HIV and tetanus are common. Even though the government tries to improve the situation, there are still insufficient doctors, nurses, clinic and medicine to meet the need of the people. I feel sympathizes for the people in India. Many lives were taken away due to insufficient healthcare facilities. I am concerned about the feeling of the people when their loves one was grievously taken away.  I feel very fortunate and lucky to live in Singapore where the government is better able to provide good quality health care for the citizen. 

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Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Before i even read the article, i was suprised by the fact that poverty increases the rate of mental illness. The title alaso told me that this is being a vicious cycle. The concept of this article is that the more the rate of poverty, the more health issues the people face. The poor people also face social issues such as  living in violant neighbourhoods because of poverty. They can only afford to eat bad preserved foods as they are much cheaper than the nutrional foods. I have learnt to be more grateful for what i have after reading the article.

Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:02 AM

The picture depicts the poor sleeping on the pavement. Living in poverty allows one to face many challenges and difficulties in life. The article tells us the interconnection between poverty and mental illness. Living in poverty for a long period of time can cause health and mental issues too. You will stress out and worry about many problems regarding the lack of money, and not eating enough nutritional food which cost more than processed food. Mental health intervention programs are setup to alleviate people’s difficulties and improve their mental state. We should support these programs and help others to recover from poverty and mental illness by giving our support. The government should also do their part to look after the citizens and prevent poverty.

Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:18 AM

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After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they  find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.

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Poverty in Asia

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Poverty in Asia on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Cambodia, and poverty in South Asia (World Poverty | Poverty in Asia: a look at causes and solutions http://t.co/NRpYp7K7)...

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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In some parts in Asia, people are suffering from poverty. The government tries to improve the situation; however, there are still suffering from inadequate basic necessities and shelters. The government should implement more policies to tackle poverty. 

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Bunaiya Zuhairin's comment, January 28, 2014 10:38 PM
Wealth are not distributed widely well around the world. Poverty in Asia are also caused by rising population growth and population growth can't be controlled..Food supply, safe water and good education are not sufficient in these poor countries.
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
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We need a recipe to solve food poverty - Spectator Blogs

We need a recipe to solve food poverty - Spectator Blogs | Poverty Assignment by _ Crystal Chin Jing | Scoop.it

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food is a basic food for everyone. In less developed countries, food is scare and therefore, people might die from starvation. Due to the scarcity of food, some may resort to eating insects which may leads to insufficient essential nutrition like protein, carbohydrates and fats.  I feel  pity for them as they are struggling everyday to fill their stomach with food. In contrast with people who are financially well off , we take thing for granted as evidence shown by leftover food seen in the hawker center or even restaurants. I am concern whether the people who waste the food spared a thought for the people who are struggling to survive with scarce food resources in other countries. Hence , I sympathies the people in this article.

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yee melissa's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:14 AM

I  have always noticed food pricing is always increasing. Food and water is the most basic thing in life. But how are we going to survive when food pricing is going up and up without our salary going up too? Thus more and more families are unable to put food on the table. Potatoes, one of the cheapest things with nutritional values, have risen up by 116 cents. Which is a lot. By doing these how can families continue to feed their families? How are they going to afford food when food pricing is increasing and increasing? Thus all these make the parents starve themselves and allow to children to eat without them going hungry in school. I think this is wrong because by doing this, they are going to fall sick and by falling sick they are unable to take care of their childrens. Which is causing more problems. There is families with insufficient food to feed their families around us and wants us to be more aware and to raise awareness. I will stop wasting food and only buying the right amount of food as buying more than enough food the food left aside for next time to cook will go bad. It is also to save money. I will treasure and count it as a blessing if i see food on the table and not to whine when i do not like the dish. I will treasure what i have. Can the Food Industry lower the price of the food and not increase it? It will really help alot of people by doing so.

Ku Wai Sze's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:47 AM

I was extremely shocked when I read this article. I never thought that parents have to resort to starving themselves in order to allow their child to have food to bring to school as lunch!

 

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What I care about is my family and their welfare. I know that the food prices are rising and I have to think of a way to keep my family from being affected as much as possible. So what should I do? I save up money and provide for them while I don't eat that much myself. I cannot believe that something as bad and ridiculous as this would ever happen, especially in this time and era, but this is life now. Driven by profit for oneself and not caring about others anymore. This is the life that we live in, where people take things for granted and not look on the other side of things, the side where people who struggle to even have a proper meal, people like us do exist.

Swee Khim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 10:24 AM

I knew that poverty is the condition where food is scarce and many people can suffer from malnutrition and die from starvation.

 Food is a basic need for everyone. 

I think that I need to change my habit of being choosy in the food I eat after looking at how many unfortunate are struggling to have a proper meal.  

I feel that we need a recipe to avert food poverty in a country.  The government should take more actions to help improve the economy such as increasing the employment rate and encourage citizens to be self-reliant.

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Tackling water poverty

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water is a basic need in each and everyone. It is essential for one survival. In less developed countries, many are facing shortage of water supply or rather shortage of potable water.  In Singapore, potable water can be easily found everywhere even the tap water is potable water. However in less developed countries, water are scarce and are expensive. Therefore, the poverty people can hardly afford to buy potable water.  yet, living in Singapore where water is abundant, we tend to  waste water by turning the tap on while washing bowl and so on. Thus, we take thing for granted. From this article, I fully understand the sufferings of the people  facing shortage of water supply.

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Leow Guo Shao's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:17 AM

I can see that many people have lack of clean water for consumption worldwide . Water is an important part of our lives as it is a basic necessity that all of us humans need in order to survive. It can make a big difference as one sixth of the world's population remain without access to improved sources of water, most of them are those in poverty. I think that people like us who have clean water to consume and use should use it wisely instead of wasting it as water is precious. I wonder why people waste water when it can be used to save lives in other countries facing poverty.

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LiveLeak.com - Woman in poverty eats from garbage bucket

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crystal chin jing's insight:

food is a basic food for everyone. In less developed countries, food is scare and therefore, people might die from starvation. Due to the scarcity of food, some may resort to eating insects which may leads to insufficient essential nutrition like protein, carbohydrates and fats.  I feel  pity for them as they are struggling everyday to fill their stomach with food. In contrast with people who are financially well off , we take thing for granted as evidence shown by leftover food seen in the hawker center or even restaurants. I am concern whether the people who waste the food spared a thought for the people who are struggling to survive with scarce food resources in other countries. Hence , I sympathies the people in this article.

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

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There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via Khannea Suntzu, Emily Lau, Jocelyn Stoller
crystal chin jing's insight:

Healthcare is one such essential need a government provides for its citizen. Health care is a public good which governments have to provide for the people, given the limited resources and competing need of the country. However in less developed countries, people do not have adequate basic health care facilities. One example is India, where diarrheal disease, lower respiratory infection, neonatal disorder, measles, HIV and tetanus are common. Even though the government tries to improve the situation, there are still insufficient doctors, nurses, clinic and medicine to meet the need of the people. I feel sympathizes for the people in India. Many lives were taken away due to insufficient healthcare facilities. I am concerned about the feeling of the people when their loves one was grievously taken away.  I feel very fortunate and lucky to live in Singapore where the government is better able to provide good quality health care for the citizen. 

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Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Before i even read the article, i was suprised by the fact that poverty increases the rate of mental illness. The title alaso told me that this is being a vicious cycle. The concept of this article is that the more the rate of poverty, the more health issues the people face. The poor people also face social issues such as  living in violant neighbourhoods because of poverty. They can only afford to eat bad preserved foods as they are much cheaper than the nutrional foods. I have learnt to be more grateful for what i have after reading the article.

Joycelyn ت✡'s curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:02 AM

The picture depicts the poor sleeping on the pavement. Living in poverty allows one to face many challenges and difficulties in life. The article tells us the interconnection between poverty and mental illness. Living in poverty for a long period of time can cause health and mental issues too. You will stress out and worry about many problems regarding the lack of money, and not eating enough nutritional food which cost more than processed food. Mental health intervention programs are setup to alleviate people’s difficulties and improve their mental state. We should support these programs and help others to recover from poverty and mental illness by giving our support. The government should also do their part to look after the citizens and prevent poverty.

Hui Yu Leong's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:18 AM

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After reading this article, I'm shocked to find out that poverty has such a great impact on mental illness.When people become jobless or fall ill and recieve government grants, they become stressed about money and the fact that even the social workers and others often encourage a person to remain “disabled” or in poverty to continue receiving the full benefitsof being jobless and feeding of the government's money.The financial programs also often discourage work or even looking for work, and punish the jobless financially because as soon as they  find work as the government grant will be cut off suddenly, leaving them with very little money and low income in most cases contributing to more people getting mental illnesses such as depression as the cannot handle stressful thought of not having money to support themselves. In this propective, I feel that the government is not thinking enough about it's people and that they should have a 'weaning' period for the people who were previously financially assistaed which may motivate more people to find jobs as thier income would not be cut off suddenly. This shows us the huge impact poverty has on mental health.

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Education is the long-term solution for fighting poverty | The Great Debate

Education is the long-term solution for fighting poverty | The Great Debate | Poverty Assignment by _ Crystal Chin Jing | Scoop.it
The vitriol over Steven Brill’s piece this week from Randi Weingarten, Diane Ravitch, Alex Kotlowitz and other defenders of the status quo isn’t surprising.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Education open doors to greater and better opportunities in job and lifestyle.  When one is non -educated, he or she is probably illiterate and it is a disadvantage. I feel fortunate to live in Singapore where I do not need to worry for any financial need for my education. In contrast, people living in less developed countries who are poor have little or no opportunities to receive such holistic education in Singapore.  Yet, as a student living with no worries, we often take things for granted and frequently complain that homework is too much for us to do and we hate school.  Thus, from this article , I understand the sufferings of the people living in a less financially well off conditions.

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Cynthia Chia's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:07 AM

"Education is the key." I certainly do agree. The article focuses on how being being educated can change one's life. School dropouts have lesser chances of getting employed compared to high school and college graduates. The reason is simple as well, the more educated a person is, the more likely they will avoid economic and social despair. Illiterate people would generally be looked down upon in today's cruel society. In the twenty-first century context, and educated person is better than an uneduated person, which is not entorely wrong. Take for example, companies would take in the applicant with the better qualification. This is because it is too competitive nowadays, people just want the best and nothing less. So, when a person is uneducated and cannot find a job, he or she would then be living in poverty. I believe that everyone should be given a chance, to be educated, regardless of social standing whatsoever. Because of this, more people are working/studying harder to escape poverty to get better jobs with higher wages, ironically, can this possibly slim down the chances of poor people getting employed due to the immense demand for jobs these days? Also, even if teaching is of higher quality, is the writer absolute that schooling would be of greater factor compared to socioecomomical backgrounds?

Jerone Taduran's curator insight, February 1, 2013 12:44 PM

As what it says on the title page, education can be the answer to decrease the amount of people that can be in state of poverty. We must thank the nation for helping schools all over the world to ignore hiring high -quality - teachers to teach the children so they will be able to save more money to decrease Poverty. America had been in the verge of economic failure in education, but because high school dropouts are unable to easily get jobs without finishing their education. The government must know that poverty affect education and also how education can affect poverty. The educated person has a higher chance of getting a job than a dropout, so that it will decrease poverty for education

Shiying Tan's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:52 AM

This is my insight using 4Cs thinking routine. After reading the text, I can see that the interlinked relationship between education and poverty is a complex one. This relationship can be seen resounding throughout the world. Education can be either the key to breaking out of poverty, or the key to enter into the life of poverty. With proper and higher education, one can get a permanent job and earn money on a long term basis to avoid economic and social despair of the people living in poverty. However, despite giving an opportunity to study, there are still people that dropout from school, and as a result, they couldn't find a job, which slowly led them into the life of poverty. After reading this text. I have a greater motivation to study and I may have found a inspiration in life to help those poor children who have no chance for education to help them change their lifes and fight against poverty. This has also led me to wonder why some people chose not to study despite given the chance of proper education, as it would be simply a foolish act and a major loss in their life.

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This Week in Poverty: Time to Take On Concentrated Poverty and Education | The Nation

This Week in Poverty: Time to Take On Concentrated Poverty and Education | The Nation | Poverty Assignment by _ Crystal Chin Jing | Scoop.it
Concentrated poverty has largely been ignored by policymakers despite the huge impact it has on student achievement.
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Education open doors to greater and better opportunities in job and lifestyle.  When one is non -educated, he or she is probably illiterate and it is a disadvantage. I feel fortunate to live in Singapore where I do not need to worry for any financial need for my education. In contrast, people living in less developed countries who are poor have little or no opportunities to receive such holistic education in Singapore.  Yet, as a student living with no worries, we often take things for granted and frequently complain that homework is too much for us to do and we hate school.  Thus, from this article , I understand the sufferings of the people living in a less financially well off conditions.

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