Ellie, the Mental Health Elephant
Ellie, the Mental Health Elephant, is the official mascot for the Elephant in Our Community public education campaign.Read More
The metaphor of an ‘elephant in the room’ refers to an obvious problem that people do not want to talk about. Similarly, although mental health issues are prevalent in our community, talking about them is often shunned and avoided.
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Mental Health Let's Talk: Anxiety
18 August 2019 (Tentative)
An initiative by Shan You to educate and advocate on anxiety through public conversation with persons impacted by this mental health condition. Stay tuned for more information.
Mental Health, Let's Talk: Suicide
7 September 2019 (Tentative)
An initiative by Shan You to educate and advocate on suicide through public conversation with persons impacted by this condition. Stay tuned for more information.
Mental Health Let's Talk: Mental Illness Stigma
16 November 2019 (Tentative)
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Make a difference by pledging your commitment to change the way our community thinks about mental health issues and act against mental health stigma.
Use hashtag #iamelliesg #mentalhealthletstalk to find and share our stories via social channels.
Educate myself more with mental health related stuff so that I can talk more openly and share my knowledge to people around me.
Monday, December 3, 2018
i pledge to be more open minded to mental health issues and acknowledge their struggles and achievements --no matter how big or small-- with a big heart!
As an individual, I have shared my opinions with my friends and family and discussed with them about my opinions on mental health and the many misconceptions surrounding this topic. What I will do is to continue to spread and rise awareness among the people whom I know and hopefully they will be able to understand and do the same.
If you find that it is hopeless to continue living, know that there is always a way for you to live on. Look to Shan You for a counsellor.
Mental illness isn't just about depression or anxiety. There's more than that and it is important for us learn and acknowledge it. We need to break the stigma and accept people that suffers from it. Amd to those that suffers from any type of Mental Illness please Stay strong and brave! You are not alone! We will be there with you fighting the struggles.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Be a better listener for those are troubled
Show more concern for friends. Console friends
Lead them to positive and be happy
Stories from Our Community
Personal stories from people in our community who have been affected by mental health issues and/or stigma in one way or another.
Mental health issues are just like physical illnesses, like a flu. You will be ok. It should not be a...
I was under depression when I was pregnant due to my husband's heavy grumbling and my sick mother. I have...
I was depressed and suicidal for some time a few years ago. I was scared to seek help because I...
My brother experienced high schizophrenic episodes while studying overseas under the PSC scholarship. Came back and was told that his...
I am battling depression myself and you are not alone. Together we can do this, one day at a time,...
Since I was 15, I had a dream that to travel to Japan with my family, but in the end...