#IfOnlyYouKnew – Parts 3 & 4: I am not OK, I am unlovable
Why is it so hard to reach out to others for help when we most need it?
In this instalment of the 6-part #IfOnlyYouKnew interviews, we will hear from another pair of youth and adult, Diana and Reynard about their mental health journey.
Perhaps listening in on Diana and Reynard’s short sharing could give us valuable insights into how what is happening in our minds can sabotage us from taking action to overcome the mental health challenges we all face. Thoughts (as Diana and Reynard puts it) that go…
“There’s no hope in life anymore.”
“I hate myself.”
“I feel lonely. I feel frustrated. I feel like crying. I am confused.”
“What if I wasn’t around?”
Part 3 – Diana Roslee: I am not okay
Part 4 – Reynard Lye: I am unlovable
#IfOnlyYouKnew is a movement brought to you by Project REdisCOVER and Emmaus Strategies. Launched on World Mental Health Day on 10 Oct 2020, it aims to raise awareness about mental well-being and also to empower and inspire others through stories of personal encounters with mental health challenges and how they overcame it.
Have a story? Inspire others by heading over to http://tiny.cc/ifonlyyouknew and pen a letter:
☞ ≤ 30 years old? What would you want to say to those older than you about the things you go through?
☞ > 30 years old? What advice would you give the younger you now from where you are?
We look forward to hearing from you.
To find out more, please visit https://emmaus.sg/public/ifonlyyouknew/
We thank Project REdisCOVER and Hopvation for the kind collaboration for this.
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James is the Lead Thrive-Synergist & Founder of Emmaus Strategies; a social enterprise that “fuels good”. It does this through Mental Well-Being programmes for individuals and organizations, as well as Strategic Volunteer Partnerships consultancy and training for non-profits.