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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 →

Fighting a Constant War of Anxiety and Depression: Ray’s story

Editor's Note: We often associate depression with quiet, reclusive personalities. But sociable, competitive individuals can experience depression too. Ray's story is a reminder that depression, panic attacks, anxiety can happen to anyone especially under stress. For a fighter like Ray, she truly is young, bold... 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 →

A Letter to Mum: A Poem by Niao Yu

Editor's Note: Niao Yu is a caregiver to his mother who suffers from mental illness. In this poem, he shares his raw feelings of loss, grief, hope and acceptance. A heartfelt moving piece that's worth the read to the very... 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 →

From Darkness to Light: Dee’s Story

Editor's Note: Many times we do not realise how far we've come until we turn a page, to look back in reflection. This is why journalling is key to mental health recovery. Dee shares her personal journal entry which was... 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 →

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 →

Highs + Lows: John’s Story

Editor's Note: This story has a slightly different format from the usual. It is a two-part story reflects both sides of bipolar disorder, with its extreme highs and crashing lows. Step into John's shoes for a while and understand what it was like for... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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