This Sunday (5th July, 2020), is youth day! At least 18 countries in the world dedicate this day to the youths of their country, on varying dates throughout the year. It is usually a holiday. In Singapore, it falls on the first Sunday of July every year, and the next day is a scheduled school … Continue reading HEADS UP: THIS SUNDAY IS YOUTH DAY

Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

This is a parents' webinar for this year's public run supported by Media Literacy Council. We have reached the max capacity of 500 pax for the webinar. If you are interested, you can be placed in the waitlist (click "Register" or "Join Waitlist" below) and if someone cancels or a place frees up, we will … Continue reading Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

Co-Parenting during COVID19 Pandemic

It is a trying time for everyone, especially parents of children who may have decided to part ways for good. Whilst the adults may have decided that it is best to be separated or to divorce each other, and this may undoubtedly be for good reasons, there exist between them the offspring(s) of their union … Continue reading Co-Parenting during COVID19 Pandemic

Self-harm or attention-seeking

As a clinician, it is not uncommon to come across cases involving children having to engage in deliberate self-harming behaviors such as cutting, scratching or even hitting one’s body parts. It can be absolutely devastating, not only for the parents, but also for themselves to go through such difficult time. However, what follows next after … Continue reading Self-harm or attention-seeking

I stand up for mental health. Do you?

We know the emergence of mental health awareness. We hear about the importance of mental health awareness. We see people fighting for mental health awareness. But where are we still seeing, hearing or spreading negative stigma about mental health? “Stop acting crazy!” “哈哈,你神经病啦!” “Kenapa? Awak gila ke?” It’s definitely not foreign to any of us … Continue reading I stand up for mental health. Do you?

The Rise of Cyberbullying

To most people including teachers and parents, the general stereotype of a bully is when there is an over-sized male student or a group of students who uses verbal and/or physical attacks to hurt a smaller or weaker student. This stereotype is perpetuated throughout pop culture. However, ever since the birth of the internet and … Continue reading The Rise of Cyberbullying

Suicide: There’s more to this than meets the eye.

Before you begin reading, please be warned that this article can be emotionally overwhelming. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. On 11 August 2014, we lost our highly-respected comic genius, Robin Williams. It was a shock to the world, leaving us wondering, “how would that happen to someone who’s constantly looking happy and smiley”? … Continue reading Suicide: There’s more to this than meets the eye.

The 5-minutes and getting deep

Taking time out to think about life is understandably not easy, let alone motivating ourselves to do so. We can get really caught up with our life commitments, ambitions, worries, desires, fears and even distractions. I speak for myself too! From the website Inc. they featured an article about how Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and … Continue reading The 5-minutes and getting deep