Journey #11: Where Do We Go From Here?

Do you know the feeling when you’ve found your new favorite song and would have the eargasm that’s so great that wont stop singing in your mind? that feeling is when you know, for sure that depression has left you for the moment that your mind is clear, that you feel that you are finally […]

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Journey #10: What We Can’t See Sometimes Hurts Us

Depression itself is a processs and if I were to talk about it, I do not know where to begin in fact. But perhaps, the information that would be helpful for the public to understand our situation is to speak out our mind when we are under the rumination or cycle of depression. When my […]

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Journey #9: The Little Things

I was 13 back then when I felt like I wanted to end my life. I can’t remember what was the reason back then. But to be honest, I was the black sheep of the family. I was bullied, I was often called “ampon” (Adopted, in Filipino) because my stepfather is of another race, though […]

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Challenges in Malaysia’s Mental Health Industry

I am a Psychology graduate who has been working in a private Psychiatric clinic for four months now, and though my working period could not be described as an extensive one, it did expose me to a unique and heartbreaking side of society where people struggled (sometimes daily) for their mental well-being. I hope then to share […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support

Days in a Psychiatric Department: Multidisciplinary Support Working with patients suffering from mental challenges (eg: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) is neither an easy task, nor merely an individual work. For patients to get back to function normally in life, they need multidisciplinary support from the team with specialized skills and expertise, ranging from Psychiatrist to Occupational […]

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Days in a Psychiatric Department: Schizophrenia

During my days of volunteering in the Psychiatric & Mental Health Department at my hometown, I found that the number of patients diagnosed with Schizophrenia tends to be the highest in the statistics chart. Schizophrenia (“思觉失调症”,previously known as “精神分裂症”) is one of the popular and mostly discussed mental disorders in the field of Psychology and Psychiatry but […]

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Dark Side of Conformity: Why We Follow Mistakes

Conformity is an interesting phenomenon in Social Psychology. The dark side of this can be observed in Asch’s experiment. In Asch’s experiment, participants were asked to select a line which has the same length as the reference line they had seen previously. However, there was only one real participant, who would always respond last. The […]

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