On our latest episode of #CookieConversations, we sat down with Lina, a therapist, and Eng Chuan, a Principal Psychologist and the founder of CaperSpring, to talk about the importance of harnessing the power of our emotions to find out more about our true, authentic selves and reach our fullest potentials. They also share about the impactful experiences they have had working in the mental health industry, and how these experiences has shaped their beliefs and mindsets about life.
Coming to terms that I needed help was puzzling to say the least. For a long time, I believed that being mentally ill would mean that I was abnormal.
For the larger part of my life, it felt normal to not be expressive. Since I was a child, I expressed my emotions so rarely that even as I entered adulthood, it still felt embarrassing. It felt weird to put myself out there and I was content about not wanting to talk about myself. Eventually, I grew to become really passive in social situations.
The Straits Times recently reported a spike in the number of child abuse cases, both physical and sexual, in 2018.