Kicking the habit

A former drug dependant speaks about what it is like to live with an addiction. “This is my only vice these days,” smirks Rudolph*, as he lights up his cigarette. “I swear I’ve actually cut it back quite a bit ...

Cultivating a habit

Addiction extends to more than just drug misuse, and anyone regardless of their position in life can fall prey to the condition. Priya Kulasagaran looks at what defines an addiction, and if there are new emerging addicti...
Depression & Rehab

Depression and Rehab

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately one in five Americans suffering with a mood disorder like depression is also battling with alcohol addiction or some other type of ch...

Mastering the art of resilience

How can young adults stay more resilient through the storms of life? Joanna Lee speaks to a Kiwi husband and wife team based in Malaysia who have trained and mentored disadvantaged youths about their experiences as paren...

Being a bully

While much has been written about the suffering of victims, what is it that drives bullies to unleash torment onto others? Two former bullies offer their experiences of what drove them to victimise their fellow schoolmat...

The trauma of being a victim

Former victims of bullying speak out about what it felt like to go through daily abuse and torment and how it has affected them “I used to feel absolute dread every Sunday evening at the thought of the next day,” say...

Schools of torment

Recent high-profile cases of bullying have once again sparked a national conversation of the problem. Priya Kulasagaran looks the extent of the issue, and speaks to both former victims and bullies about their experiences...
National Multiple Personality Day

National Multiple Personality Day

Just about everyone is aware to some degree of split personalities. But do we actually understand what this means? March 5 is set aside to spread awareness of this condition and encourage people to truly understand who t...