White: Behind Mental Health Stigma

White: Behind Mental Health Stigma

by Lim Xiangyun
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Curator’s note

You know what they say: don’t judge a book by its cover. Yet when we first laid our eyes on this book, we couldn’t help but marvel at its beautiful cover, at its long list of contributor names, and at the weight it had in our hands.

This book is a heavy read, but its well-designed pages and varied perspectives and narrative styles kept us reading from end to end. White features the perspectives of several LGBTQ+ folks and organisations too.

This book is donated by the great folks at The White Book


Content warning: This book touches on the subject of trauma, self-harm, and abuse.

A book about mental health in Singapore as told through the perspectives of fifty voices including Dr Mythily Subramaniam (IMH), Dr Terence Yow (AMKFSC), Tina Hung from National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), Inter-University LGBT Network, Liyana Dhamirah, Indulekshmi Rajeswari, Charmaine Poh, and Rachel Pang Comics.

This consolidation of academic perspectives, professional insights and personal narratives covers a broad range of topics such as trauma, dementia, corporate mental health and post-natal depression. There will also be sharings about navigating our local mental healthcare, a guide to daily journalling, and where to go for help online and offline. 

About the editor

This collection of perspectives is edited by Lim Xiangyun, an editor, writer, and translator. Before going independent, she worked as a PR editor, copywriter, and content producer. 

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