Demystifying Counselling & Psychotherapy

There is a common misconception about counselling. Many believed that counselling is for ‘crazy’, ‘mentally insane’ or ‘mentally unstable’ people. In the developed nation of Singapore, there is a stigma where it is a sign of weakness for people...

Managing Depression During COVID-19 Pandemic

As we transit into Phase One: Safe Reopening, many of us may continue experiencing feelings of loneliness, poor mood, and / or helplessness due to the Circuit Breaker measures. These feelings of low motivation and lethargy may be caused...

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Managing OCD During COVID-19 Pandemic

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the third most common mental health conditions among Singaporeans. This disorder forces a person to perform repetitive physical or mental activities in order to feel “safer”. These uncontrollable behaviours can seriously impact a person’s life,...

Coping With Depression

Depression is the “common flu” of mental health. It is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and...

Coping with Grief & Loss

Everyone will experience some form of Loss throughout their lives. The emotional suffering that comes with loss is Grief, which is a natural response and it is how we cope with our emotions. However, the grieving process can be...

Managing Grief & Loss During Circuit Breaker

We are in the second month of the circuit breaker period in Singapore. We have been strongly advised to stay home. Our lives have been suddenly brought to a break. Many of us suddenly find ourselves struggling with the...

COVID-19 Pandemic & Your Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic that struck this year has taken a huge physical toll on those infected with the virus, while the impact on mental health has been less immediately obvious. The biggest health crisis in a generation and the...

Coping with Stress & Burnout

When we are being asked the question: “Do you take care of yourself?” most of us will answer “yes” — without even thinking.You may think: “This is a silly question!  Of course, I care about myself.” When asked, “In...

Managing Stress & Burnout During Circuit Breaker

The circuit breaker measures were introduced for about a month now, with many people working from home. Students are attending lessons from home as well. Telecommuting and / or studying from home, can lead to longer working hours with...