Migrant storytelling project inspires with positive tales sharing mental health strategies

Posted on June 2, 2014

Photo: flickr

Born in Malaysia, Ms Chua lived in Hong Kong with her then husband before moving to Melbourne 30 years ago.

She worked 70 hours a week in two jobs - night shift at a factory and the family restaurant during the day - and brought up three children.

But after a car crash, her life fell apart.
Ms Chua couldn't work and the restaurant closed. Her marriage broke down and she had to give up her house.

She battled depression and suicidal tendencies, until conversations with a Buddhist nun convinced her she had work to do.

"I talk to a lot of different migrant communities - I try to help people and let people know that if they are not happy they should talk to their family or friends, or community services that can help," she said.

Click on the link below to read the full article

Source material from Herald Sun

Mental Health News

  • Inequality as a disorder

    newsthumbEconomic inequality is one of the signs that foreshadows societal disorder. It can also negatively impact people’s lives and is highly associated ...

  • The Truth about Psychopaths

    newsthumbThis article talks about the common misconceptions people have about psychopaths and who they really are, what type of person they are and what drew ...

  • ADHD drugs worsen health

    newsthumbContrary to popular beliefs, studies have proven that drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are ineffective in ...