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Deep Questions to Ask to Truly Get to Know Someone

Deep Questions to Ask to Truly Get to Know Someone

1 October 2022 Have you ever wanted to get to know a person better, but struggled to find the right …

Thinking “I miss my ex” can lead to a spiral of thoughts and feelings about a past relationship.

Why Do I Miss My Ex? 5 Common Reasons and How to Stop

2 September 2022 Thinking “I miss my ex” can sometimes lead to a spiral of uninvited thoughts and feelings about …

Emotions are part and parcel of our daily life. Even if you are feeling more emotional lately, don't beat yourself up.

Why Am I So Emotional? 13 Common Reasons and What You Can Do

31 August 2022 Have you ever wondered to yourself, “Why am I so emotional?” Emotions are part and parcel of …

Guilt-tripping occurs when a person makes another feel guilty, to manipulate them into doing something. What are some signs, examples, and ways to respond?

Guilt-tripping: Definition, Signs, Examples, and How to Respond

13 July 2022 This Article Contains: What is Guilt-tripping? Signs of Guilt-tripping Examples of Guilt-tripping How to Respond Frequently Asked …

What is a dopamine detox and does it actually work? This article discusses what a dopamine fast is and isn’t, and delves into how we can lead more meaningful and engaging lives.

Dopamine Detox: Does It Work?

17 June 2022 Do you feel like a slave to technology? Is your life driven by the constant buzz of …

Peer pressure, whether good or bad, has affected all of us at some point in our lives.

What is Peer Pressure and How to Overcome It?

24 June 2022 We’ve all heard of peer pressure, and in one way or another, been affected by it. Peer …

Have you ever thought about wanting to die, or know someone who has? You may have felt helpless and hopeless in the situation. But please remember, you are far from alone.

“I Want to Die”: Warning Signs, Causes, Myths and Seeking Support for Suicidal Ideation

10 June 2022 It can be terrifying to hear yourself think, “I want to die”.   Perhaps it might have …

21 Activities to Engage the Elderly in Singapore

24 January 2022 This article is republished as part of a content partnership between Talk Your Heart Out (SG) and Homage (SG). “Aging is …

LGBTQ individuals experience internalised homophobia when they feel shame and self-loathing towards their sexual orientation. It can cause a great deal of stress.

Internalised Homophobia

28 December 2021 This Article Contains: What is Internalised Homophobia? How Can Internalised Homophobia Affect a Person’s Health? What is …

Anger Management Books

Anger Management Books

28 December 2021 Anger can be a difficult emotion for us to manage, yet it is not an uncommon one …

Middle Child Syndrome

Middle Child Syndrome: Characteristics, Effects and Overcoming It

28 December 2021 What is middle child syndrome? Is it a real thing? Does birth order really influence our lives …

While caregiving can bring great fulfilment, it is important not to let our various caregiving responsibilities culminate into a caregiver burnout.

What is Caregiver Burnout: Signs and Tips to Prevent It

13 December 2021 Tags: caregiver burnout, caregiving, self-care This article is republished as part of a content partnership between Talk Your …

Films that accurately and sensitively capture the experience of individuals with depression can help us empathise with them, see them beyond their mental health condition, and learn to identify the symptoms of depression.

Movies About Depression

18 November 2021 Tags: movies, depression, mental health Depression is one of the most common mental disorders worldwide (World Health …

How long does grief last

How Long Does Grief Last

12 November 2021 Tags: grief, bereavement, mourning, therapy While grieving, it can feel like our pain will last forever. You …

There are powerful lessons on human psychology we can learn from Squid Game.

Lessons From Squid Game on Human Psychology

28 October 2021 Tags: human psychology, lessons, Squid Game, motivation Warning: Spoilers ahead! By now, most of us have watched the …

If you often feel sad for no reason you can think of, it can can be a sign of a more complex issue.

Why Do I Feel Sad for No Reason?

14 October 2021 Tags: sadness, depression, self-care “Why do I feel sad for no reason?” is a question many of …

Learning to control anger in a relationship minimises the escalation of conflicts.

How to Control Anger in a Relationship

14 October 2021 Tags: anger, relationship, emotions Failing to control one’s anger in a relationship can be detrimental in the …

Dating someone with depression can be taxing at times. With the right knowledge and attitude, however, you can support your partner in meaningful ways.

Dating Someone With Depression

1 September 2021 Tags: depression, relationships, couples counselling  Dating someone with depression can be stressful at times. Perhaps you’ve tried …

Employee Assistance Programmes enhance employee wellbeing and keeps them motivated at the workplace.

Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

26 July 2021 Tags: Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), benefits, employee wellbeing What is Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)? Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) …

Online counselling enhances our mental health and wellbeing.

The Benefits of Online Counselling

22 July 2021 Tags: online counselling; benefits; advantages; mental health  What Is Online Counselling Online counselling, also called teletherapy or …

A client talks to a therapist in a physical counselling session.

Do I Need Therapy?

15 July 2021 Tags: counselling issues; counselling; therapy; stress Do I need therapy? Will therapy help me? What will I …

An employee struggling with the stages of burnout at home.

Work Related Stress – The 12 Stages of Burnout

15 July 2021 Tags: burnout; work related stress; stages of burnout Are you experiencing work related stress? Wondering if what you’re …

Practicing good communication can help you better cope with work related stress

Communication Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

08 July 2021 tags: how to communicate when stressed, work related stress, communication tips Struggling with work-related stress? Poor communication …

Giving attention and responding to employees’ wellbeing concerns shows employees that the organisation values them.

Improving Employee Wellbeing

08 July 2021 Tags:  improving employee wellbeing; Employee Assistance Programme Introduction During these uncertain times, many organisations find it challenging …

How to help a friend or family member with work related stress and burnout

How to Support a Friend or Family Member With Work Related Stress and Burnout

02 July 2021 Tags: Support a friend or family member with work related stress and burnout; burnout; stress Work related …

A bad therapist falling asleep in the midst of an online counselling session

Signs of a Bad Therapist

02 July 2021 Tags: Bad therapist signs; what to look out for in a Therapist Signs of a bad therapist …

An employee experiencing stress related to work due to multiple demands

7 Tips for Managing Stress Related to Work

29 June 2021 Tags: work related stress; burnout; mental health; mindfulness Individuals who struggle with stress related to work often …

Body Image Issues

Mental Health and Body Positivity

17 March 2021 Diong Zoe Yi Tags: body positivity; self-criticism; counselling Singapore We live in an era where we are …

Self Care

How to Do 5 Self-Care Tips Better

06 September 2020 Zi Ling Tags: self care; life hacks; tips to thrive; This article is a collaboration between Alyssa Fernandez at …

Self Compassion

Practising Self-Compassion

17 August 2020 Diong Zoe Yi Tags: self-compassion; self-criticism; counselling Singapore Why self-criticism is unhelpful Many of us are no …

Minority in Singapore

Minority of Minority in Singapore: The Struggle is Real

05 July 2020 Alyssa Fernandez Tags: ethnic privilege; minority experiences; mental wellness of minorities; Singapore Background I am Singaporean. I …

Discuss about your mental health

Courage: Telling Your Story With All of Your Heart

08 June 2020 Alice Ho Tan We were just signing off from our session, confirming the date and time for …

Stigma Around Mental Health

The Stigma Around Mental Health Issues

22 May 2020 Diong Zoe Yi A recent survey by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), revealed that “one in …

active listening

Four Annoying “Listening” Habits

10 May 2020 Alyssa Fernandez Tags: poor listening habits; active listening; listening ear; peer support; improve communication When we feel …

Pink Flower

Online Counselling – A Personal Story

As an older millennial growing up in Singapore, I did not understand talk therapy, and thought it was only for those with serious mental health illnesses or disorders.