Migrant storytelling project inspires with positive tales sharing mental health strategies

Posted on June 2, 2014

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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.

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