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…