My Voice: Overcoming - A Journey of Hope by Chua Seng Lee
Every life lost through suicide is one life too many. When his mentee, a 23-year-old undergraduate, tragically took his own life amid depression in early 2010, it caused Chua Seng Lee to despair and cry, “Why? What could have prevented this needless death?” Little did Seng Lee realise that mental illness, with the stigma surrounding it, is prevalent and a rising issue in Singapore.
His sense of mission to raise mental health awareness led him to work on this pioneering book. My Voice: Overcoming captures the authentic, poignant and heartfelt voices of people who have suffered from different forms of mental illness, and how they have struggled and recovered.
It also sends a message of hope through illuminating perspectives from leading psychiatrists, mental health practitioners and caregivers. Written in a tender and conversational style, readers will find this book riveting and assuring.