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Our Campaign Storyends 08 Nov 2021, 11:59 PM
"According to a Singapore Mental Health Study conducted in 2016, while one in seven in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime, more than three-quarters did not seek any professional help."
I overcame inferiority complex and mild depression back in my teens. When my close friend passed away unexpectedly in 2016, it took me 3 years coping with grief without being able to openly talk about my feelings in an Asian society. Today, I cope with high functioning anxiety on a daily basis unbeknown to many because the symptoms are not visible outwardly.
The Covid-19 pandemic this year has caused mental distress and stress to many. As we approach the 1st year mark with still no vaccine, uncertainty reigns. The long-tail effect on mental health is prevalent but let's acknowledge that growth, adaptation and strength will look different this season, and that's okay.
I am a strong believer of 'Practice makes progress', a philosophy that encourages and acknowledges improvement in any capacity. This period might be filled with heightened distress and frustration that we cannot imagine ever being okay again, but we will realise that it is through loss, adaptation and resilience, that we look back to see how much we have grown.
I hope to make a small difference by helping to raise awareness about mental health and for us to be gracious in understanding there is no health without mental health.
About The Charity
Your donation matters.
Your invaluable donation can empower and help our beneficiaries in their journey to recovery and mental wellness. With your kind support, we can continue to provide rehabilitative, outreach, and creative services and programmes to persons with mental health issues, and help them recover and reintegrate back into the community.
Your generous gift also counts in funding our efforts to raise public awareness about mental well-being and resilience, as well as reduce the social stigma, and promote acceptance and respect for persons with mental health issues.
Established in 1968, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is a non-profit and non-government social service organization, a registered charity under the Charities Act and an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC). We have been awarded the coveted Charity Transparency Award in 2018 & 2019 by the Charity Council. SAMH is also the 2020/21 recipient of the Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA) Special Merit.