World Mental Health Day

Theme for 2017 – Mental Health in the Work Place This year’s World Mental Health Day on October 10 carries the theme “Mental Health in the Work Place”. Are you aware that about 350 million people worldwide suffer...

Extreme emotions

One woman describes her being diagnosed with bipolar disorder has affected her life. “I think I might be a little manic right now, with all this talking about myself,” says Gina* nonchalantly, midway through our inte...

Hearing voices

A young man shares his experiences with schizophrenia, and how he copes with the condition Rafi* experienced what he calls his “first complete break from reality” when he was 20 years old, on a seemingly ordinary and...

Support, not stigma

Misconceptions over mental illnesses force sufferers to bear with them in silence instead of seeking the help they need. Priya Kulasagaran looks at the overall picture of mental health in Malaysia, and speaks to two indi...

Compassionate care

Caring With You, a non-profit care centre for people with dementia, is on a mission to change the way we look at nurturing those with the condition. Co-founder Deidre Low speaks to Priya Kulasagaran about the realities o...
Art of the mind

Art for the mind

Artist and activist Sanchita Islam speaks to Priya Kulasagaran about how her mental health fuels her work “I think being in constant mental pain, my brain turns to art to ameliorate that pain,” says Sanchita Islam. ...
Be fear-less

Be fear-less!

A team of neuroscientists from the University of Cambridge, Japan and the USA have discovered a way to unconsciously remove specific fear memories from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain ...

Autism glass

Autism glass Autistic children usually struggle with making eye contact with other people and have trouble recognising emotions and social cues. Google Glass emotion recognition software which was designed by Standford U...