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I Now Have a Voice
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I Now Have a Voice

“Growing up, I suffered from depression and anxiety due to the bullying I faced since Secondary 1. As the bullying got worse, my sense of self-worth dropped as well and I began self-harming. Cutting became a daily routine for me as a form “punishment” for whatever I did during the day. I would always find...

I’m stronger than what I believed in
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I’m stronger than what I believed in

“When I was taken away from my family to live at Dayspring, I thought I would resent this place a lot and I told myself not to trust the professionals anymore. I was someone who wasn’t aware of my emotions and physical well-being. I wasn’t afraid of risks and even though I knew I would...

Rescued by an angel without wings
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Rescued by an angel without wings

“I had a past that destroyed me. I was sexually, physically and mentally abused when I was a child. To make things worse, my mum was someone who needed companionship, so she had many affairs. Life was volatile. I had to find shelter and I changed schools every year. I became the person I never...

The birthday that changed my life
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The birthday that changed my life

“I was only fifteen when I first attempted suicide, and I was diagnosed with clinical depression. This was after many years of immense pressure from school, hurtful words by my peers, and frequent quarrels at home. But when I told my psychiatrist about the violence at home, I was surprised by her shocked reaction. All along,...

It was not worth it to hurt myself
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It was not worth it to hurt myself

“My family moved to Singapore when I was 9 years old. My father changed jobs multiple times and starting beating my mother out of stress. They fought a lot and my mother returned to China, leaving me with my father and uncle to finish my studies. The uncle sexually abused me, gave me drinks and...

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