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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Book Review: Caught In The Storm–Knowing And Acting When Teens Need Help

by Mel Cheang and Dr Lim Yun Chin Caught in the Storm is a collection of stories about various mental health problems that teens face. They range from issues such as depression and eating disorders, to cutting and suicide. It... Continue Reading →

Make That Difference

It’s nearly the end of 2014, and there just one final story to share: Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking... Continue Reading →

Making The Best of My Life: Sam’s Story

Editor's Note: Our social interactions and significant relationships can contribute to our sense of self and self-worth.  In Sam's story, she shares what led to her suicide attempt and how she found peace today through owning her personal coping methods. Her story also... Continue Reading →

Post-Suicide Reflections

It’s been a week since the passing of talented American icon, Robin Williams. As I sat in front of the telly at 4am two nights ago, I gave myself the permission to cry as I watched Patch Adams being aired as a poignant tribute... Continue Reading →

How Mental Illness Lies: Nicole’s Story

May is a special month for me (it also happens to be Mental Health Month) so I've decided to finally publish what took me 3 months to draft -- my personal story on self-harm and suicide. It was a tough thing for me to... Continue Reading →

Looking On: Angela’s Story

Editor's Note: Amidst the pain of loneliness and stigma that often accompanies mental illness, our reader Angela found comfort in her artwork. A talented artist, Angela has graciously provided one of her pieces to accompany her story on surviving a... Continue Reading →

Why I Hurt Myself: Kelly’s Story

Editor's Note: You can only conquer what you confront, and you can only confront what you are able to identify. Kelly had the self-awareness to recognise she had a problem, and found the courage to confront it. Because she received... Continue Reading →

Depression: The Facts Beyond Sadness

 “There are three things that people tend to confuse: depression, grief and sadness." – Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression There is a significant difference between clinical depression (a.k.a Major Depressive Disorder or Unipolar Depression), and the... Continue Reading →

A Chance To Live: Amanda’s Story

Editor's Note: Our reader, Amanda, battles with schizophrenia, and shares her experiences and what treatment was like. She urges others like her to seek help early. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Amanda. We are rooting for your... Continue Reading →

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