Episode 6: Taming Social Anxiety After Two Years Of Not Talking by Rebecca

 

Trigger warning, this episode includes a description of suicidal thoughts. Listener discretion is advised.

Episode Description: Our guest in this episode, Rebecca, tells us what it is like to be an extrovert living with social anxiety, that fear stopped her from communicating with the world for two years, and how her life turned around after taking the courage to invite someone for lunch.

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Rebecca’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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3 Comments

  • Kate says:

    Listening to the podcast reinforced that mental health struggles can often be invisible. E.g Someone going to school with anxiety issues can just be seen as shy or introverted, sometimes even shunned upon as someone with no social skills. But we really don’t know what is beneath the surface, and the stories that make up someone. Hence we should definitely be more mindful and thoughtful when interacting with people around us.

  • Marvin Goh says:

    Relatable and inspiring!

  • Lydia Nabilah says:

    Listening to this really comforted me and made me feel like I wasn’t alone. Thank you!

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