Tag: schizophrenia

Conversations around mental health remain stifled despite more awareness, options

By Boshika Gupta When I was in my teens, a sudden bout of depression hit me like a big bag of bricks. It took a lot of effort to go to classes, look happy like everything was normal and get through another day. The days...

Series on schizophrenia Part 3: A doctor’s diagnosis and his mission

“Doctor, you have educated me. You bothered to explain my mental illness to me, that it is just a biochemical imbalance. You told me not to be afraid, that there is hope.” Each time he hears a newly-recovered patient say this, or variations of this,...

Series on schizophrenia 2: He saved his wife, but not his son

Part 2 of our series on schizophrenia... It was not only his son, NS man Ganesh Pillay, who suffered from schizophrenia. Magendran Reganathan’s wife is also afflicted. Now he wants his story to be heard and for people with mental illness to be treated with...

Series on schizophrenia 1: The death that could have been avoided

Part 1 of our series on schizophrenia kicks off with a father’s pain How do you move on from a son lost? Magindren Reganathan tells The Independent Singapore  his family has been through the cruellest of heartaches after his NS son’s body was found...