Living with Bipolar Disorder
“Do you think they are bipolar?”
It is not unusual for us to hear people making casual connections between having a mental illness, and ‘extreme mood swings’. However, is there more to this?More Info
What is Young Onset Dementia?
It is commonly misunderstood that dementia only affects older individuals and young persons are immune to it. The symptoms of dementia are also often confused with those of depression and anxiety, and this had made detection even more challenging.More Info
Living with Schizophrenia
Ask someone on the street and they are likely to associate schizophrenia with “split” personality or violence. Or perhaps ask yourself – how much do you know about this mental health disorder? More often than not, it is our limited knowledge on schizophrenia that contributes to the very stigma surrounding the illness.More Info
Young Caregivers for Persons with Dementia
With dementia hitting individuals at a younger age where they are in the prime of their career and family, financial and emotional strains are often amplified. However, the strains faced by these young families are often overlooked.
Though specific to early onset dementia, this panel is also well applicable to individuals interested to understand about young caregivers in general.More Info
Youth Talks: Living with a Family Member with Mental Illness
What happens behind closed doors? Among us, there are youths who grow up with family member(s) diagnosed with a mental illness. Some suffer silently, while many cope courageously.More Info
Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
It is often challenging for individuals to address their personal mental health concerns at the workplace, for fear of stigmatisation which may lead to missed opportunities for promotion and/or being dismissed. These concerns may include caregiving duties to a person with mental illness or the emotional strains resulting from having to juggle work, family and other responsibilities.More Info
Mental Health Care at Home
Social inequality is real in Singapore. Individuals from the lowest of the social strata often face a multitude of stressor and are marginalised because of their disadvantaged position. This is especially so for those with, or are caring for someone with mental illness - where their lack of financial resources and knowledge of the illness hinders them from seeking timely treatment. This can land them in stressful situations which can be frustrating for both themselves and others. Furthermore, the stressors faced by low-income families are often amplified through the lack of empathy regarding their circumstances - which arguably has its roots in a divided society.More Info