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Our Campaign Storyends 10 Sep 2022, 11:59 PM
Joselyn Tan was diagnosed with major depression in 2017. Sometime during the year, Joselyn had begun to view life through a darkened lens. Life began to look bleak and meaningless, and she'd begun to sleep up to 12 hours a day with the constant bordering thoughts of suicide. At that point, she felt that she was in the deepest valley. Finally, Joselyn had decided to seek professional help and was diagnosed with major depressions. That was the beginning of Joselyn's struggle with mental health, and as the years went by, it had taken her on an emotional rollercoaster. Some days were better than others, while others day could simply have had been better. Her depression had peaked in 2019. Already at her lowest point that year, hurtful incidents had worsened her depression and scarring Joselyn to the point of suicide, as well as being admitted to the hospital. Five years have gone by since Joselyn was officially diagnosed with major depression and the term that she would refer to the past few years would be a rollercoaster ride. Anti-depressant medications have become a staple in ensuring that she can go about her days normally, and visits to the psychiatrist have become a regular part of her routine to keep track of her progress. When encouraged to join this pageant, Joselyn had seen it in a different perspective. She sees it as an opportunity to share her journey and reach out to other women out there who are facing similar struggles as she is. It's okay to not be okay.
All funds raised through our partnership with Mrs Singapore World 2022 will go towards 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.
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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.