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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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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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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Panic Disorder: An Overview

Most of us experienced panic before, a surge of uncontrollable anxiety that prevents us from staying calm and rational. If you do not recall, don’t worry! Let’s imagine that you are running late for work and you could not find your car key or when you are having a test tomorrow but you forgot to […]

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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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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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A Sneak Peek Into Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Ft. Heng Jean

Based on the learning and motivation principles, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a field of study which involves the use of techniques and principles in delivering behavioural intervention for targeted groups. It involves providing intervention or support for individuals to learn new behaviour or improve certain target behaviour to a meaningful degree of social significance. Also, […]

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