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All of me: case management in mental health

All of me : case management in mental health By Heryani Jamaludin   Introduction This article is based on my experience in case management in both hospital and community settings in the UK and Malaysia and as senior manager for a non- profit organisation in Singapore. My experience spans from 1997 to 2019. The problem […]

Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression and the Muslim Community

Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression and the Muslim Community: Reflections from the Singapore Mental Health Study 2016 By Sufian Hanafi Introduction Mental illness and Muslims interface in unique circumstances. In the Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS 2016) completed in 2018, researchers from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH)  found that those of Malay ethnicity have higher odds […]

Dying to be thin- the facts on eating disorders

Dying to be thin – the facts on eating disorders   By Aishah Alattas Eating disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses. The latest estimates show that around 8% of people suffer from an eating disorder over the course of their lifetime. Despite its high prevalence, eating disorders continue to be among the […]

20 ways to a better you

 When you are recovering from a mental health condition it is easier if you take one day at time.  Sometimes you can have a difficult day yet on other days life can be easy.  Sometimes things are going to get worse before it gets better.  Below is a list of things you can do to […]

What is mental health recovery?

What is mental health recovery? BY:  Heryani Jamaludin   ” Being back to my normal self and being able to do the things that I want to do without difficulty.” – Imah   Recovery from a mental illness is possible. Like a body that is broken the mind also wants to heal.  Just as a […]

How to stop your intrusive thoughts

How to stop your intrusive thoughts By: Heryani Jamaludin   In 1992 while living in America, I became pregnant with my second child. A few months later my husband was made redundant. At 7 months pregnant I flew half way across the world to have my baby in Singapore. Three weeks after my C section […]

High expressed emotions can cause relapse

Recovery from schizophrenia in early 20th century England- treatment options   Recovery from schizophrenia in 20th century England was very much a ‘hit and miss’.  There was very little understanding about the nature of the illness and its treatment.  Society labelled people who suffered from schizophrenia as “lunatics”.  Wealthy people locked away their mad relatives […]

Out of the Blue – how to recover from depression

What are the signs & symptoms of depression? Recovery from a mental illness is possible. This article outlines the signs and symptoms of depression.  People experience depression in many different ways.  The most common feature is feeling low in mood or feeling “flat”. People who are depressed may also feel irritable or have a sense […]

Shut the hell up!- coping with voices

Shut the hell up!- coping with voices By: Heryani Jamaludin What are auditory hallucinations?  This article explains why people hears voices and how to cope. People  generally do not hear voices.  People who suffer from schizophrenia or psychosis hearing human voices is not unusual. The state of hearing voices is called auditory hallucinations and is […]