Episode 3: Coping with Self-Harm, Throwing up Before every Exam and Embracing Anxiety as a part of Herself by Tasneem

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

Episode Description: Our guest for this episode is a mental health advocate with Resilience Collective who has been part of panel discussions and featured in the media on youth mental health issues.

Tas shares what it’s like as a youth living with anxiety and panic attacks, to be in ‘fight or flight’ mode all the time, and how her teachers supported her first steps to seek help. She tells us that her objective is not to be ‘calm as a potato’ but to recognise the red flags, celebrate the small milestones, and to be kind to herself. Read more about her journey of resilience and perseverance at https://www.instagram.com/p/CVxQRadvWFT/

 

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Tas’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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