Why Mental Health Myths Are MORE HARMFUL Than You Imagined

Myths in life are unavoidable. Some are so persistent that they are communicated from one generation to another. One of the first myths I encountered is that “kids with two crowns (aka “whorls”) on their heads are more difficult and naughtier. ” I soon realized that I was the one described in that myth, since […]

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Stress & Mental Health

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress is ubiquitous; oftentimes, we experience stressful situations involving intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues. Stress can affect anyone in various form, be it as traumatic events (e.g., abuse; violence), negative life events (e.g., layoff; severed relationships), and even minor hassles (e.g., road traffic; poor Wi-Fi reception). Although not all stress is ‘bad’ […]

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A-Journey: “For me, anxiety is like a spider.”

For me, anxiety is like a spider. You know it’s there, in the pit of your stomach, just waiting patiently. For the most part, it’s still and quiet, so you let yourself forget it momentarily. But when you have to take public transport to a place you’ve never been before, or when you get overwhelmed […]

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S.E.R.E.N.E: Tips For A Fuller Life

People with depression usually have constant levels of sadness and are no longer interested in their activities. It is good to help depressed patients reengage with their social lives and take good care of themselves. I learned these tips (also known as “SERENE” in short) from a clinical psychologist. However, I find that these tips are […]

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Seeing Through the Eyes of People with Depression

Many people ask, “Why is depression such a complicated thing for others, that they even have to commit suicide?” “Couldn’t they just shrug it off and start thinking positive thoughts?” “They should just divert their thinking and do other stuff to make them occupied with productive things.” If you are a person who has these […]

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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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