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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Ycare: Walking in their Shoes
Ycare: Walking in their Shoes is a new community outreach programme that aims to empower young persons (age 18 to 25 years) with mental health challenges to recover and live well and prevent youth suicide. Scheduled to be launched in September, it aims to reach out to more than 1,000 young persons by end 2021.
Ycare: Walking in their Shoes will be a sensory experience created using verbatim stories and through a ‘pop up’ immersive exhibition. Audiences will walk through five individual journeys based on real-life stories about mental health challenges and suicide – a young man and young woman who have survived their experiences; a mother who lost her child; and a young person who lost a friend. The five stories will depict the diversity of each person’s perspective to highlight the impact of mental health challenges and suicide. Stay tuned for more information!
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to educate myself more on the topic of mental health to be able help others struggling with mental illnesses. to always look on the positive side of things and not get too stressed, everything will be alright.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Don't give up! Stay positive! Know that you are not alone, everyone will always be there for you! Cheer up ! Believe in yourself!
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
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.
It's suffocating that I'm suffering from schizophrenia and PTSD and no one understands the struggles to top it off I'm...
I have always felt low for the longest time. Thought it was normal and life was just shitty. It came...
I had anxiety and depression a few months back. It was a downward spiral when I started losing appetite, losing...
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...