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Grown and Flourished: Lea’s story

Editor's note: One final inspiring story for the road. I really love Lea's way of conveying her journey. Heartfelt, candid and bittersweet. This is a young person's courage and compassion right there.  Life has never been easy for me. Growing... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

‘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 →

The Process of Overcoming: Xicius’ Story

Editor's Note: Words wield the power to hurt, or to heal and bring hope. To Xicius, names are no different. In his story, he shares his experiences with early psychosis, counselling, and medication. His story also highlights that recovery isn't just about positive thinking or... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Why? When Both My Parents Took Their Lives

By Yin   This book is not explicitly about mental illness but is on a topic closely related--suicide. It therefore is not about the attempted suicide of someone suffering from depression. Rather, it is about a woman whose father committed... Continue Reading →

Calming The Storm: Angeline’s Story

Editor's Note: Angeline shares what it was like going through panic attacks and anxiety disorder. It made going to work and travelling impossible at one point, but today, she is gainfully employed and has made leaps and bounds in her recovery.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Five Little White Pills

by Choo Kah Ying   Five Little White Pills is a beautifully written book by Choo Kai Ying. In it, she describes in detail her struggles with bipolar disorder, which she refers to as manic depression (MD). The first half... Continue Reading →

Beauty in the Broken: S. Lim’s Story

Editor's Note: When I read this story, I was very moved by its simplicity and honesty. Our contributor eloquently describes her lifelong struggle with persistent sadness, and the factors (nature + nurture) that contributed to seasons of 'heaviness'. It is... 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 →

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