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A Letter to Mental Health Warriors: Judy’s Story

Editor's note: Recovery is a multifaceted process that takes time. I like how our contributor, Judy, mentioned that resilience and recovery are not just about healing, but it is about healing well. In redefining recovery for herself, she also shares... Continue Reading →

The Fall: Natalie’s Story

Editor's Note: Depression can feel a lot like falling, as Tapestry contributor "Natalie" describes it. "It" is isolating; a never-ending abyss. Her story documents the negative reactions she has faced in her efforts of opening up to those around her.... Continue Reading →

Living with Depression: Natasha’s story

Editor's note: I met Natasha some time back. Her eyes are bright and there's a pep in her step. One would never guess the hardship she has endured in her young life. I'm inspired by her strength and her compassion. She wrote... Continue Reading →

Fighting Enemies: Ritalyn’s Story

Editor's Note: Ritalyn wrote to us to share her journey of recovering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety. It's been a long and winding road, but her efforts have paid off. Having a mental health condition does... Continue Reading →

My Bipolar Experience: Hieu’s Story

Editor's Note: A very brave piece by Hieu who shares candidly about her journey with bipolar disorder and its challenging symptoms such as delusions, panic attacks and suicidal ideation. She mentions the importance of social inclusion and how her family and friend never gave... Continue Reading →

Choosing To Just Be ‘OK’: Serene’s Story

Editor's Note: When I first read this, I felt a pang of heartache for Serene but also a sense of joy and awe at witnessing how love can be such a powerful driving-force for recovery and breakthrough. Here's a bittersweet piece by Serene who... Continue Reading →

7 Ways To Support A Loved One: Joy’s Story

Editor's Note: This is a a story on caregiving. Caregivers are an often neglected group when we talk about mental health care. It's never easy looking after someone we love who has a serious illness. It can take its toll... Continue Reading →

The Fear of Stigmatization: Sylvester’s Story

Editor's Note: In this story, Sylvester shares his innermost thoughts on seeking help and treatment for depression, and touches on low self-esteem which has plagued him most of his young life. Previously not understanding the nature of depression, he talks about stigma and... Continue Reading →

Coping with Low Energy

Recovery is a full-time gig, complete with victorious highs and crushing lows. And so, going public with my depression does not mean my life is now full of rainbows and sunshine (I do wish!) It also does not mean that... Continue Reading →

Project Dawn: An Event Story

Editor's Note: It was many months ago when I met Wei Lun and his team. They got in touch with us, wanting to understand more about mental illness in Singapore. It never ceases to amaze me how open and teachable these young people are. Despite... Continue Reading →

Beautifully Extraordinary: Serene’s Story

Editor's Note: Serene has been a avid supporter of The Tapestry Project and we are so honoured to finally feature her story on our platform! Living with schizoaffective disorder is not easy, and as with all mental illnesses, easily misunderstood. It... Continue Reading →

EmbraceD: An Event Story

It was like a meeting of old friends. One thing that stood out was how the EmbraceD team had made me feel—in the truest sense of the word—embraced. Not for my depression or for the work I do, but accepted... Continue Reading →

Overcoming the Odds: Sufyan’s Story

I first met Sufyan during this year's Singapore Mental Health Conference. As we briefly traded war stories in our battle for sanity, I could fully relate to how it was like being homebound and unemployed due to severe anxiety and panic... Continue Reading →

See The Full Picture: An Event Story

It was a Saturday afternoon. I was sweating buckets walking down the bustling and colourful Haji Lane, known for its eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary artisan shops, encompassing all things quaint and quirky. But I wasn’t perspiring profusely because of the sweltering heat from... Continue Reading →

When Life and Love Collide: Debra’s Story

Editor's Note: Life events, such as being in significant relationships and switching professions, play a great part in affecting our moods and day-to-day functioning. Having a keen sense of insight and self-awareness, Debra identifies these two major stressors which had led to... Continue Reading →

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