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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READ This if You Want A Psychology Degree in Malaysia

READ This if You Want A Psychology Degree in Malaysia Back in my hometown (Sandakan, Sabah) the decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree of psychology in Malaysia, especially in 2012, was not welcomed by the people around me. This was largely due to the misconceptions towards psychology in my hometown. The common comments that I […]

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GPSing Well-Being: Self-Compassion

When our best friend is having some difficult moments in his/her life, we will definitely offer our kindness to him/her. Let’s change the situation: If we encounter difficult moments, do we treat ourselves with the same kindness that we offer to our best friends? Going deeper into the situation: What do we do when our […]

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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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A-Journey: I am more than my anxiety.

What is anxiety? If you’d asked me a few years ago you’d have been greeted with a half-hearted shrug and a smile, and a few vague words on one of my friends that might have anxiety – which she did. Ask me now and I can give you both the scientific and my personal recount […]

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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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