Transition into Phase Two

Although Circuit Breaker has ended, and we have stepped into phase two, the “normal” that we are familiar with still seems out of reach. We are able to have small gatherings now and this allows us to connect back with people we love. However, we have to do so with many restrictions in place. Not being able to speak in public transports, meeting friends or family with face masks on ...
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A Healthy Way to Cope with Daily Struggles

The circuit breaker measures have come to an end and although we should be feeling happy about it, we cannot deny the uneasy feeling that still exists within us. When the government announced that Singapore would be entering the circuit breaker mode, most of us postponed our social gathering plans. However, now that circuit breaker has ended, and we are still not able to interact with our loved ones face ...
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Covid-19 Anxiety and Maintaining Sanity

Given the extended circuit breaker that will last until the 1st of June, there have been a lot of uncertainty related to jobs, education, financial stability and how the community will cope with it. This is a challenging time for people all around the world. Human beings, who are social animals, are now told to go against our nature of socialising. Covid-19 Anxiety There is a sudden feeling of loss ...
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The Pandemic and Eating Disorders

The current situation around the world has caused an increase in anxiety among public because of the fear of food shortages and not being able to carry out with normal daily activities. People with eating disorders are more at risk because of this. Anxiety could trigger a return in negative behaviours that causes people to stockpile food and binge (McMenemy, 2020). Among all mental illnesses, eating disorders tend to have ...
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The Science of Panic Buying

From trying your best to hold back your coughs and sneezes in public transports and hunting for sanitizers and surgical masks from shop to shop, the last few weeks have been exhausting for some and panic inducing for others. In Singapore, people have resorted to purchasing large quantities of Maggi noodles and other provisions including toilet paper (Goh, 2020) while in the United States, masks have been sold out in ...
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