Feeling depressed isn’t a sudden disease like catching a flu. It’s a rewiring of the brain; a chronic illness that I learnt to manage.
When my boyfriend broke up with me, I starved myself to win him back. But it was the crushing realisation that came afterwards that changed me for the better.
I knew I had to break off this friendship before it destroyed the both of us.
I was only 9 when I first manifested suicidal tendencies.
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Depression hijacks the normal function of your emotions and makes you feel terrible all the time. But with understanding comes compassion, and with compassion comes support.
Cikgu Lan had lost his job and was deep in depression. But with the help of three ‘superheroes’, he started his social enterprise with his friends to help underprivileged children study for their UPSR exams.
Those were the first things I said to myself as I forced my exhausted being of an existence out of bed.