Episode 1: Overcoming Silent Struggles With Depression From The Age Of Ten by Nisha

Trigger warning, this episode includes references to self-harm and suicidal thoughts.  Listener discretion is advised. 

Episode Description: On the first season of Not a Pity Party Podcast by Resilience Collective (RC), in this pilot episode, we spoke with Nisha on what it was like putting up a happy front while suicidal, her love-hate relationship with medication, and how recovery is not a checklist.  She tells us about horror podcasts that help her focus, and that taking things one step at a time keeps her strong and hopeful. 


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Nisha’s Mental Health Journey 

About Not a Pity Party Podcast:

Not a Pity Party, Singapore’s first youth mental health podcast by peers, for peers. The podcast is borne from our Let’s Talk, For Real: A  Youth Mental Health initiative which comprises resilience education, peer support programmes and digital peer support resources.


The podcast is the first in Singapore where youths with a lived mental health experience shared authentic first-hand accounts of how they found personal strategies for resilience building to deal with daily mental health challenges as they walked along their recovery journeys. Themes such as gender identity, help seeking, accepting their mental health conditions, and finding empowerment in peer support and recovery are discussed in the episodes.


Not a Pity Party also aims to educate youths in recovery from mental health conditions and youths-at-risk who are afraid to seek help due to stigma and familial situations by normalising mental health conversations and encouraging them to seek medical and social mental health support.


Not a Pity Party Podcast is supported by Tote Board Singapore, the National Council of Social Service, Beyond the Label, and Audio Technica.


Not a Pity Party Podcast Playlist

Accompanying the launch of Not a Pity Party Podcast is a specially curated Spotify playlist of songs which have been sources of support and inspiration during the personal mental health recovery journeys of RC youth peers.



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One Comment

  • Natara says:

    As someone who has struggled with depression for more than 5 years, I relate so much to the love-hate relationship with medication.

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