World Bipolar Day 2016

Tomorrow is world bipolar day. It falls on 30th March every year and this date was chosen as it was the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh, who was posthumously diagnosed to probably have bipolar disorder. There is not alot of understanding about bipolar disorder in Singapore. It seems that most people are more familiar and…

I had a black dog

I bought this illustration book by Matthew Johnstone recently and he used the clever analogy of the black dog to describe what life is like living with depression. The black dog was a term first coined to describe Winston Churchill’s bouts of depression. With World Mental Health Day round the corner, I thought I’d post…

Young and Mentally Ill

We’re coming to the end of the Term. I told a teacher this morning that my mind is willing but my flesh is weak…my mind told me I needed to come to work but my flesh wanted to stay in bed! So I can imagine how tired some of you must be feeling both in…

World Mental Health Day 2011

World Mental Health Day falls on 10th October this year and is held annually to raise public awareness on mental health issues and to give everyone an open platform to learn, discuss and share stories related to mental health. This year I’m joining a blog party to write on something related to mental health on…

Psychosis or Possession?

Okay I have no life.  During Chinese  New Year instead of shamelessly collecting ang pows (shameless considering my age) I was reading an article titled ‘arresting psychosis in the young’ in The Straits Times just this past weekend. In this article, it talked about a large-scale research study that the Institute of Mental Health (IMH)…

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October 2010 this year and is commemorated every year to bring about public awareness of mental health issues. So this weekend there’s going to be a myriad of events and talks organised by various institutions to help members of the public better understand what is mental health, what would…