Finding The Joy In You

I was initially diagnosed with depression when I was in my mid-20s. I had a tough childhood. I have 2 siblings, older sister and younger brother. My father used to gamble a lot when he was young. We were poor. My mother seemed to have behaviour such as talking to herself and inability to manage…

Be An Overcomer

I was admitted to the hospital in 2007 due to my mental health issue. Since then, I have been compliant with my medications and go regularly to my doctor’s appointment. I was then referred to Simei Care Centre (SCC) Day Rehabilitation Services. In the beginning, I was not receptive to joining the Day Rehabilitation Services….

Pressing On

  I came from a broken family. My parents divorced when I was 12 years old, and I lived with my mother and grandmother since. My mother went through a lot of suffering as she had to bear all our living expanse, lodging and my school expense. She even resorted to taking only one meal…

A Blessing To Bless

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25 Volunteering at Simei Care Centre (SCC) had been a regular activity for our agency, DNA Financial – Manulife (S) Pte Ltd, since May 2013. Working towards our vision to be a progressive God-fearing, funding, financial and ministry centre, we…

Looking On The Bright Side

I started joining Employment Support Services (ESS) since 14 October 2014. Faithfully, I went through the Employment Training Course – Preparing You For Employment and Community Integration. After my graduation from the course, I managed to secure a job as a housekeeper. I worked five hours a day and 5 working day per week. I…

It Can Be Achieved

In 1994, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was the aftermath of my broken relationship. I ended my 10-year relationship with my fiancé and was devastated. I was constantly depressed and was not able to function in my daily life. When I was diagnosed, I was very fearful. I could not believe this was…

A Dream Fulfilled

For years, I was trapped in a world of delusions – I fancied a man, but my feelings was not reciprocated. I was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and sought help from Simei Care Centre (SCC). Through the help of the Supported Employment Programme at SCC, I found a job at the Arnold’s Fried Chicken as…

Emerging Stronger

I was a victim of school bullying during my secondary school years. Why was I the target? Till today, I had no answer to that. Even though it was tough, I stayed positive and contended. It was a difficult four years but it had taught me compassion and resilience. I went on to pursue a…

Recovery Is Possible

My name is Abdul Manan. I came from big family, and I have 9 siblings. We were close to each other when we were young until I started to consume illegal drugs due to peer influence. I hid it from my family for a few years. In 1975, I killed my 4th brother when I…

A Light That Shines

2012 was the darkest period in my life. I was the main caregiver for my mother and was very close to her. When she passed on that year, I was devastated. My tears never stopped flowing. Staying home and doing nothing was all I could muster. Then I was diagnosed with depression. For someone who…

Through Good And Bad Times

There was a time, where I kept hearing voices and even experience hallucinations. While driving, I would see people doing signs at me and following me. At home, I would hear voices of a woman being tortured and screaming in agony. When the voices got louder and louder, I would run up and down my…