World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2016 Psychological first aid When terrible things happen in our communities, we can reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Perhaps you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a health-care worker or teacher talking with someone from your community…

Little ways to change your life

Life can be meaningful if we live it the right way. We are the ones who can dictate how we would like our lives to be led and what more we can do to become a happier person. Take a look at this blogpost and follow these 5 tips closely! Hey Guys, I think positivity and…

“Depression Comix” by Clay

Artist Clay has created a gut-wrenching, sometimes tender, often relatable series of comics about the daily struggles of life with depression. Decidedly unclinical, depression comix instead gets into the heads of depression sufferers and the people around them, exposing many of the tragedies of depression: how it encourages sufferers to mask their true feelings, the…

Failure Isn’t Final

Once in a while, we’ll encounter bad times. The ‘doomed feeling’ which engulfs us when nothing simply seems to go our way never goes away. Sometimes, what has already been over is history – we can’t do anything to change it. However, having a positive mindset amongst any setbacks met is important. Look at failure…

Mental Illness & The Media: The Glamourisation of The Ugly Truth

Originally posted on cariadelizabeth:
The issue of mental illness has been shrouded in taboo for years. In days gone by, admitting that you had a problem was a massive ordeal, let alone getting the appropriate help needed. Words such as ‘depression’ and ‘anxiety’ were almost seen as dirty swear words, spat in hushed tones across…

Post Activity Reflections

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had our last session and this means time for reflections! For starters, through this 4-month long project, we’ve definitely learnt about patients with mental disorders, such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression etc,. Through interactions with them, we’ve yet again cleared our misconceptions about patients who have mental disorders,…

Stamping OUT Stigma

Social Stigma refers to the extreme disapproval of a person or group associated with a particular circumstance, which includes social exclusion or severe shaming. Stigma is very prevalent in mental illnesses today. Most of the time, we tend to form an opinion on how a person looks and behaves, then dismissing unfamiliar actions that we…

Getting to know Schizophrenia

#Definition / What is it?   Schizophrenia, often mistaken as “split personality”, is actually a disorder of fragmented mental processes, where one is “split off from the reality”. This mental disorder affects the mind and causes delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking and abnormal behaviour. Therefore, people with schizophrenia may often find themselves living in their “own…

Inaugural visit to IMH 

As part of our project, we headed down to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) as volunteers. On the first day, we had a short briefing and lesson on Mental Health by the person in charge. We learnt about various mental disorders and went a little in-depth into common ones such as Schizophrenia, depression and…