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Mental illness is highly treatable with professional help and good support. It is important to understand your mental health or what your loved ones may be going through. To learn more about the common conditions, you may download our educational brochures

Silence is Golden

Silence is not Golden

'Silence is Golden' is a popular saying, commonly-dished-out advice, a rule expected to be followed in libraries and museums. What, however, if 'Silence is not Golden'?

Silence is not Golden chronicles the highs and lows of Nigel Ng's journey from childhood to adulthood as someone with selective mutism. Selective Mutism is an extreme form of anxiety disorder in which a person who is normally capable of speech does not speak in specific situations or to specific people. It is a condition so rare that it is misunderstood by almost everyone who initially comes across it.

To find out more about Silence is not Golden, please contact Janet at  janetwongss@gmail.com. Copies of the book are retailing at $21.90 each at all major bookstores in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei.   

 

David's Story 

David's Story

David's Story is not about death - it is about life, love and the living. The story shows us how we can learn to manage death and how one bad experience should not make us stumble. Instead, we should learn to be strong and to pick ourselves up. This story is also about parent, family bonding and how a family can grow together. This book was inspired by author Mary's journey with her late brother who had suffered from depression. Mary is an experienced counsellor who enjoys working with children and young adults. She holds a Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology. Copies of David's Story are available at $14.90 (softcover) and 19.90 (hardcover).  To place orders, you may contact Mary at Mary_M2015@outlook.com.  

 

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The Sound of Sch

The Sound of Sch is the true story of a journey with mental illness, beautifully told by Danielle Lim from a time when she grew up witnessing her uncle’s untold struggle with a crippling mental and social disease, and her mother’s diffi cult role as caregiver. The story takes place between 1961 and 1994, backdropped by a fast-globalising Singapore where stigmatisation of persons afflicted with mental illness nevertheless remains deep-seated. Unflinchingly raw and honest in its portrayal of living with schizophrenia, The Sound of Sch is a moving account of human resiliency and sacrifi ce in the face of brokenness.

More details can be found here. For queries, please contact 6659 1749 or email to enquiry@ethosbooks.com.sg.  

 

Praying to Goddess of Mercy 

Praying to The Goddess of Mercy

When Mahita was 15, her teacher said she could see the devil in her eyes. While growing up, then raising a family of her own, she constantly fought to understand and control this ‘devil’ inside her. 

She started out as a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines and then worked her way up to Group Business Director at a leading international advertising agency. She got married and raised a family. No one suspected she was mentally ill, until the day her sister suggested she had ‘inherited Daddy’s illness’. This revelation led to a bipolar disorder diagnosis at age 42, followed by a suicide attempt where she narrowly escaped death. 

Praying to the Goddess of Mercy charts Mahita’s journey from chaos to stability. It offers insights into an illness for which there is no known cause, no cure and no immunity. It will inspire and enlighten people with mental disorders and the loved ones who suffer with them. Ultimately, it is about being true to oneself and having the courage to take charge in the pursuit of happiness. 

The book is available at major book shops and online. Details can be found here. 

  

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A Philosopher's Madness 

 Lishan Chan, author of A Philosopher's Madness, suffered from an episode of psychosis in 2008. She is now a mental health advocate with an ambition to stamp out stigma.

This is a personal and philosophical account of schizophrenia that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues. The personal aspect of the book reveals the gritty reality of what it is like to have schizophrenia, and explores issues faced by those with mental illness, such as secrecy and recovery. The philosophical aspect of the book raises questions concerning the nature of mental illness, such as whether or not mental illness is ultimately physical or mental. Referencing contemporary debates, such as whether madness is a disease or a culturally determined label, this book is relevant not only to persons with an interest in a true story of psychosis, but also to those with an interest in the relationship between philosophy and madness.

This is a personal and philosophical account of schizophrenia that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues. The personal aspect of the book reveals the gritty reality of what it is like to have schizophrenia, and explores issues faced by those with mental illness, such as secrecy and recovery. The philosophical aspect of the book raises questions concerning the nature of mental illness, such as whether or not mental illness is ultimately physical or mental. Referencing contemporary debates, such as whether madness is a disease or a culturally determined label, this book is relevant not only to persons with an interest in a true story of psychosis, but also to those with an interest in the relationship between philosophy and madness.

More details can be found here. For general, press & sales enquiries, please contact 6659 1749 or email adeleena@pagesetters.com.sg / chanwh@pagesetters.com.sg   

 

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Come into my world: 31 stories of Autism in Singapore by Brenda Tan

"This is a powerful book, both moving and informative, heart-wrenching yet full of hope." Lucy Toh, Educator 

"[This] book will help many people to better appreciate autistic children and their parents." Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister 

For the first time in Singapore, a book has been written compiling true accounts of Autism, contributed by autistic persons and their family members. Author Brenda Tan hopes that this book can be a source of encouragement and guidance to parents of autistic children. It is also a reader-friendly means for the public to understand Autism better. Brenda is an ex-journalist and mother of a six-year-old autistic boy. 

To buy this book, visit www.come-into-my-world.com 

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Recovered Grace: Schizophrenia - Harris Ng

The book traces Harris’ inspiring journey from being stricken by schizophrenia to his recovery. Harris is an outpatient of Dr Eu Pui Wai, Senior Consultant and Director of Rehabilitation Psychiatry. He is an advocate of the mental illness movement.

Price: $15.75 (inclusive of GST)
The book is available at Life Bookshop at different branches, at FaithSeeds bookshop (Simei Care Centre), at Dr Ang Yong Guan Psychiatry (Paragon) and at Paya Lebar Methodist Gift Bookshop (Boundary Road).

Alternatively, click here to email Mr Harris Ng.

 

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Loving a Schizophrenic (e-copy is now available)

This is a true story written by Raymond Anthony Fernando of his wife, Doris Lau who is coping with depression and Schizophrenia. (*The names have been changed to protect the characters in the story from prejudice and discrimination). A heartwarming story of the healing power of love, this book chronicles the trials and tribulations of their courtship and 30-year marriage. The novel also provides an insightful peek into caring for a loved one stricken with mental illness. This is the first time that a caregiver in Singapore has written such a book and it is intended to raise awareness of mental illness from an Asian perspective.
 

For English version - http://www.digitalpublishingsingapore.com/lovingaschizophrenic.htm   

For Chinese version - https://payhip.com/b/9YCd 

For e-copy (English version) - https://payhip.com/b/bFh3 

Alternatively, please email Raymond at raybeacon@gmail.com.   

 

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