Episode 2: Managing Anxiety as a High-Functioning, Nature-Loving Polymath by Inch Chua

Trigger warning, this episode contains a reference to losing someone to suicide.  Listener discretion is advised.

Episode Description: We speak about identifying as ugly, creating comfortable bubbles of loneliness, and how to not let your therapist break your heart.

Inch Chua tells us what she has control over in her relationship with social media, and why it is important to ‘feed, and  not feast on a healthy serving of self-loathing’.

 

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Inch’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.

 

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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

  • Brian says:

    Being able to manage expectations and knowing that the first therapist will unlikely be the last is a good approach, and Inch’s ability to articulate must have been a journey by itself.

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