By Angus Yip (18A01A)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society
Singapore is a society characterised by a fast pace of life; long hours at work and school have become a norm, creating an environment that has regularly been described as a “pressure cooker”. The number of stressed-out people is on the rise, and it has been estimated that one in six Singaporeans suffer from some form of mental illness.
In such an environment, it is imperative that we are aware of the importance of taking care of our mental health, as well as knowing about the methods we can do so. Of similar importance is that we know how to support others. To that end, the Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP) recently organised the Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW).
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By Ianni Tan (18S03C)
Additional reporting by Angus Yip (18A01A)
This article is a preview for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.
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by Bryan Ling (17S06C)
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
– The New Colossus
Students of the land rejoice – for those of you looking for a repose from school life, there’s a new sanctuary in RI to hide away from the troubles of the world.
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By Bryan Ling (17S06C) and Jeanne Tan (17A01B)
Mental health is an often overlooked but vital aspect of health and wellbeing. With the introduction of the Peer Helper’s Programme and Mental Health Awareness Week in recent years, there is no doubt that efforts have been made to create a platform for mental health education in RI.
This year at the Raffles Science Symposium, the Raffles Guidance Centre extended this platform further, showcasing their own Mental Health strand for the first time. With a variety of speakers and visitors from other schools, this was a diverse beginning to this new RSS strand.
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By Nadiya Nesseer (17S03B) and Carman Chew (17A01D)
The ‘holiday blues’ – is it the fear you feel when you can’t remember your estranged uncle’s name at a Christmas party? Or is it the regret that affronts you at 10pm and you realise you haven’t done anything but watch videos all day? Could it be that dread you experience when it’s New Year’s Day and you still haven’t touched any of your holiday assignments?
In this instalment of Notes from the Underground, Raffles Press (P) speaks to 2 of our counselors, Ms Woo Mei Hui (MH) and Ms Chua Kah Hwee (KH), to better understand what the holiday blues are, what we can do about it and some tips to prepare for the year ahead.
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