No Longer A Dream

I was very stressed during the times I served my National Services in 1990. I felt tortured during camps and often broke down and cried. As my condition worsened, I consulted a doctor from a private clinic, where I was diagnosed with depression and schizophrenia, and was declared medically unfit for National Service. I kept…

Making A Difference

I had always wanted to volunteer and work with people with mental health issues. In the hope of finding an organization that resonates with me, I read up on a few mental health service centres. Hougang Care Centre (HCC) was the one centre that caught my attention. I started to volunteer at HCC in 2010,…

It Is Not The End

Unemployed for 6 months after an 8-month imprisonment, Muthu was devastated and hopeless. Not only did he have a criminal record, he was also suffering from schizophrenia, a mental health issue he thought he had struggled with on hindsight, since 1999 but eventually diagnosed in 2009. In February 2014, Muthu was referred to Employment Support…

A Heart To Serve

My interested had always been in psychology. I would often find out more information about mental health related organisations, and that was when I chanced upon Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS). After learning the good work and services that SACS was doing for persons with mental health issues, I was inspired. Thus after my graduation…

Life Is Worth Living, Because Of Love!

Being the sixth child born to a family of 11 siblings, my childhood was a nightmare. We kept moving from one place to another in my first ten years of life, and I had no sense of home. My father, a seaman, was uninvolved in the family and had many marital affairs. My mother raised…