What is Anxiety?

Anxiety isn’t mysterious: it has been a natural response to all the uncertainty in the world since our conception as a species. The only problem is that it is easily misunderstood, and commonly stigmatized. Telling the average individual ‘I suffer from anxiety’ pretty much translates to ‘my self-management skills is inferior’ or ‘I have extreme […]

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Barriers to Seeking Counseling in Malaysia

Over the years, mental health issues have been constantly on the rise around the world, including Malaysia. Statistics showed that one-third of our population age 16 and above is experiencing various mental health disorders such as depression (The Sun Daily, 2016). However, many of us take our mental health for granted although similar care and […]

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Recovery Journey #2: The Gap Between

It happened around 3 years ago, I enjoyed my university life and I’m in love like everyone used to be, the only difference is, the one whom I loved is a “she”. I came from a conservative country and family, I couldn’t imagine how much efforts that I needed to change my mind in order […]

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Recovery Journey #1: Reaching Out

It is really not easy talking about having depression and anxiety, and writing about it does not get any easier either. In fact, doing this makes me a little anxious. But, I will try, because I want to let people know that there is nothing to be shameful or afraid of, and we should seek professional […]

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Recovery Journey #3: Cul de Sac

Hey, I am a university student. SUICIDE! The word suicide does get everyone’s attention and yet all the stigma.. are making people that need a lot of care not to seek help. As a suicide attempter myself, I feel lonely at all times. I feel that everyone don’t understand me. I often want a full […]

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Journey #13: Depression & Anxiety – Fight Poison with Poison

Depression & Anxiety – Fight Poison with Poison Fight Poison with Poison  (Chinese pinyin: yi3 du2 gong1 du2) This is a Chinese idiom which literally means combat poison with poison. Evil must be driven out by evil. The principle is often used in Chinese’s medicine. I used this principle to handle the following condition: ·         Unable to […]

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Journey #12: Painted Blue

The isolation engulfed my conscious. The silent befriends with me. It creeps into my life and stays with me. My world was in slow motion and painted in grey-white tiers. The whole world was cornering me as I was standing in the center. The issues and problems looked so huge and tall. My father was […]

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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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Riding Along the Roller Coaster Ride of Bipolar Disorder

Have you ever tried to ride the roller coaster? It is a thrilling ride that brings you up,… down,… then, circles you around in various directions. It gives you mixed feelings of anxiety, excitement, fear, and in the end even nausea. Imagine not getting out of the same cycle… Imagine experiencing abrupt and intense moods […]

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