Mental Health

Mental Health

Feeling like a failure through my twenties, I found breakthroughs in becoming a teacher

In my early twenties, I experienced what I hope to be the worst ever episode in my life. I could not hold down a job, I faced immense social anxiety and I struggled with my mental health. Making...

Mental Health

Remembering RVHS: Will more of our young people come forward to be heard and healed?

A year ago, tragedy struck River Valley High School when a 16-year-old boy carried a weapon and allegedly took the life of another boy in that community. As someone close to a number of students in...

Mental Health

Managing your emotions: A therapist shares her top tips for mental wellness

I recently came across this Instagram post on “Wisdom for a Catastrophising Generation”. While it is certainly good that mental health is now being taken seriously, it made me wonder if...

Mental Health

Navigating choppy waters: An athlete’s battle with anxiety

When I was growing up, my mum put a lot of pressure on me, being the first-born and all. I guess that made me feel like she was a tiger mum. There were a lot of things in my life, like piano and...

Mental Health

How my mental health was transformed: Biblical truths and a brand new worldview

I don’t know what you think of when you hear the words “Christian counselling”, “healing” or “deliverance”. When I first heard of such terms, I actually...

How-tos & Handles

Help! How do I journey with a “difficult” person?

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you had to deal with someone difficult? In most cases, our instinct would be to walk away from people that we can’t handle. But what if this...

How-tos & Handles

Burning with fire or burning at both ends? How to avoid spiritual burnout

As someone who has been active in more than one church ministry on top of being a full-time university student, I can personally attest to feeling stretched. I love serving in church and see it as a...

Mental Health

After feeling like a fraud for months, I sought help

Having studied in Australia for five years, jumping headfirst into work in Singapore was tough. Towards the end of my work supervision, I began to feel strangely overwhelmed and crippled. I felt that...

Family

“I felt like I wasn’t worthy”: After letting go of her painful past, this teen wants to pay it forward

Trigger warning: This article contains mention of self-harm and suicide. At just two months old, Rachel* was sent to foster care due to the history of abuse in her biological family. After nine years...