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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 →

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 in(VISIBLE) Story

Editor's Note: Mental health disorders are usually deemed abstract; "invisible", in contrast to physical ailments like a fractured limb or the flu. I am therefore so thrilled that this handful of youth are championing for real and relatable mental health in their upcoming play in(VISIBLE).... 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 →

‘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 →

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 →

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 →

Lending Hope: Justina’s Story

Editor's Note: Anxiety is a debilitating condition that can be tricky to explain to non-sufferers. It consists of both cognitive and physiological experiences, such as feelings of intense fear, uncontrollable trembling, cold sweats, dry mouth, heart palpitations etc. Sufferers of anxiety disorders often share... Continue Reading →

Of Praise And Platitudes

Socialising has always been a challenge for me. The past four weeks have been remarkably intense due to unavoidable, non-standard gatherings with family and friends, on top of my ad hoc work meetings, and Tapestry related discussions. To say that... Continue Reading →

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