Webinar – The rise of mental illnesses: Its impact on me

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mUids-Pn_Cs Chryseos Health's Mental Health 101 webinar series Topic: The rise of mental illnesses: Its impact on me Guest interviewee: Mr Vincent Soo, Founder and Managing Director of H.O.P.E Alliance. H.O.P.E. Alliance is a Social Enterprise registered with Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise (raiSE). It supports, equips and empowers peers (persons with mental health issues) to manage their … Continue reading Webinar – The rise of mental illnesses: Its impact on me

When was the last time you felt alive?

Copyright @ Chryseos Health Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day. As a social worker who has spent a huge part of her 14-year career hearing from people who think of dying, and who have attempted suicide, nothing strikes me harder at the core than personal friends and relatives who have died on me. One of … Continue reading When was the last time you felt alive?

Mental Health 101 webinar series

Photo by bongkarn thanyakij on Pexels.com Hello Chryseos Health blog readers! We are starting our Mental Health 101 webinar series next week, where we will be inviting friends and community partners on a regular basis to share their valuable insights with us. Details of our first live webinar via Zoom are as follows: Date: 10 … Continue reading Mental Health 101 webinar series

Webinar: Parent-teacher engagement for a child’s well-being

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFu-4fYbdTQ&feature=youtu.be Webinar: Parent-teacher engagement for a child's well-being It is a privilege to be invited by my long-time friend Coach John, as an interviewee in his webinar series to support parents who teach their kids. Coach John is a highly effective Math coach and author who has helped many students to ace their Math papers … Continue reading Webinar: Parent-teacher engagement for a child’s well-being

Boundaries: The Giving Tree

Photo by Lucas Pezeta on Pexels.com My previous blog post on "Boundaries: Love-Hate Relationship" attracted some personal text messages from friends who are readers. It does seem like enmeshment is a common problem that occurs in families, and many children struggle to maintain healthy boundaries with their parents. One of them sent me an alternate … Continue reading Boundaries: The Giving Tree

Boundaries: Love-hate relationship

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com Have you heard the phrase "love-hate relationship"? Recently, I have been thinking a lot about families with enmeshed relationships, and this phrase very aptly describes such familial ties. Enmeshment occurs when children have to meet their parents' needs and emotions, leaving them no space to become their own person. … Continue reading Boundaries: Love-hate relationship

A word in season

https://youtu.be/Ml3H0Fr4mZQ "Dandelion" by Jean Tan A dear friend of ours, local singer-songwriter Jean Tan, writes songs that heals and nourishes the mind and heart. In a series of interesting conversations we had about the floaty dandelion, Jean discovered that the name "dandelion" means lion's tooth. How amazing it was that a seemingly fragile plant wore … Continue reading A word in season

Trauma and psychosis

Photo by Alex Smith on Pexels.com In our work with people who suffer from mental health conditions, we have experienced many who have undergone childhood trauma. Their stories have been supported by research, such as a meta-analysis of research showing that childhood adversities increase the risk of psychosis1. In the above-mentioned research, it was found … Continue reading Trauma and psychosis