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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 →

An interview with the author of ‘David’s Story’: Mary M.

Editor's Note: We do our best to pair our book reviews together with author interviews so that our readers can have a fuller appreciation of the help resources in our community. We are very honoured and grateful to have Mary, the... Continue Reading →

David’s Story: A Review

"David’s Story is a straightforward read that can be completed in one sitting. The book centres around a character by the name of David who experiences the tragic loss of his mother. In his story, we are offered a glimpse into his emotional... Continue Reading →

Occupational therapy and mental wellness

Editor's Note: Did you know that Occupational Therapy (OT) plays a role in supporting mental health? We had a chat with occupational therapist Evelyn C. to gain a better understanding of its role in mental wellness. Thank you for sharing your experiences with... Continue Reading →

Reflections from the Inside… Out

Editor's Note: Emotions -- can't live with them, can't live without them. How do we make sense of them? As someone who has experience with depression, one of our volunteers shares her personal reflections on Pixar's latest hit, Inside Out,... Continue Reading →

Please stop asking if I’ve taken my medicine: Raphael’s Story

Editor's Note: Often times we don't realise that our words can mar our best intentions. Perhaps we ought to pay more attention to our tone and timing when it comes to expressing care towards those around us. Here's a raw account by Raphael on... Continue Reading →

Clinical Psychology in Asia: A Casebook [Tapestry Book Review]

We review mental health related material so that our readers are informed of what resources are available in our community. Here is a book review done by one of our volunteers, Justina. Title: Clinical Psychology in Singapore: An Asian Casebook Editors:... 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 →

An Interview with Xun An, author of “The Black Box”

Editor's Note: I absolutely enjoyed meeting Xun An. He's a good-natured guy that enjoys a lame joke or two, but at the same time has a deep philosophical side to him. Introspective, authentic and wise beyond his years. Featuring him in this interview is an... Continue Reading →

‘D’ is for Dignity in Depression

Warning: This isn't the usual positive, upbeat sort of article I would normally write. But I think when it comes to talking about dignity, I need to reveal some of the things I've personally been through that exemplify the opposite of it.... 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 →

“8-5” (2015): A Review

Editor's Note: Mental health education need not be dry and boring. And the restaging of this in-house play was proof of that. Read on to discover the powerful impact of combining the arts with advocacy in our interview with the director of the... 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 →

Something Out of Nothing

Singapore turned 50 just a few days ago. As the nation celebrated her Golden Jubilee, with nostalgic throwbacks to yesteryear and impressive aerial displays, I was filled with gratitude and awe at how far we’ve come as a country that had... Continue Reading →

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