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The Tapestry Project Singapore

Inspiring Hope & Reclaiming Dignity through the Power of Story

My Stay in “Hougang Chalet”

Editor's Note: Unfortunately, there's still stigma associated with treatment at IMH. And that stigma can impede our chances of recovery. Hear first-hand from our contributor, Victoria, on her experience of what it was like being warded at Institute of Mental Health in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

A Tapestry of Stories

The Tapestry Project SG was never set up to compete with or duplicate existing mental health services. Instead of reinventing the wheel, our intention was to bring more awareness to the existence of this proverbial "wheel" so as to weave together... Continue Reading →

Baking your way to wellness

Can baking relieve mental anguish? It certainly did for social entrepreneur, Pei Rong. We had the honour of participating in Bakery Wellness' first ever baking workshop. It was an eye-opening (and delicious!) experience. But what touched us most was seeing the close pairs... Continue Reading →

Reflections for 2016

If I could have one word that summed up the entire year, it would be "self-care". I haven't been writing much on this site mainly because of some life adjustments (more on that later on). But here I am, giving... Continue Reading →

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 →

Online Communities: Claire’s Story

Editor's Note: The Internet is a double-edged sword. Our reader and person-in-recovery, Claire, talks about how important it is to be selective of the types of online communities we become part of in our search for answers, and how this impacts... Continue Reading →

Just a note from Nicole

Dear reader, Firstly I'd like to apologise for the lack of updates and new stories on our Tapestry website/e-zine. I've had a relapse and am taking a break to adjust to new dosages and medication, and generally to regain some... 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 →

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