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I would provide her a safe space to share what she is feeling, practice active listening and prevent from giving advice. I'd also try to ask questions that would implore her to think more deeply about what she is feeling. If needed, I would also direct her to the resources available 👍🏼

I would let it go at first as she clearly is still processing/making sense of her feelings and I wouldn't want to overstep my boundaries. I would then be a little more purposeful in asking her if she would like to talk about what happened in a casual tone to show that I acknowledge what happened but it's okay if she doesn't want to share. If she does I would listen and offer whatever support i can (refer her to professional help, be at her side, offer advice etc). But if she doesn't want to share, I would ensure I stay in regular contact after the meet whether it be directly checking up on her or just texting as friends.

I wouldve just stopped with what we were doing and address the person with her needs - i think its so important that we dont ignore any form of signs of discomfort especially when we just met someone online, we have to be careful and alert but all in the name of being compassionate. Sometimes its the stranger that we can have a conversation about such issues, no judgements

I would check in on her, but if she didn’t want to share right then and there I would respect that. I’d then drop her a text after we part, telling her I’m here for her if she wants someone to talk to and it’s ok to reach out for help! ✨

I would ask them about what happened, and check if theres anything I can do to help her solve her problems.

For me, i would ajak her for a kopi / bbt sesh, catch up on each other's lives, make her feel comfortable and then talk about what happened.... yknow what i mean. I wouldn't want her to do all the listening so i'll reserve my comments and advices so that she can pour her feelings out (and cry if she wants too). If she ask for advices then i'll share them + offer my help in any possible way #StayStrongJulie #WhatsYourFix

i would ensure that she feels safe enough to share her problems with me and do check ins with her so she freld better and is in a good environment!

I would ask her if everything is okay and advise her to seek help professionally e.g rehab If everything goes well and she is willing to accept help, I would accompany her to her rehab sessions!

I would sit down with Julie and raise my concern with her to let her know that i care about her and have observed that her behaviour has changed recently. Also to express my support and openness in lending a listening ear which would hopefully allow her to share her feelings and would assist her and direct her to various help.

Would have stopped and taken her out of the public space in case anything bad happens to her - bring her to some place safer to sober up a little, but keep reassuring her that everything is okay and that there is no judgement from me but genuine care and concern. Once she’s feeling better, I would talk to her about what’s troubling her and be a listening ear that she feels safe around then encourage her to seek help.

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The Sun's Ray

This doc-drama is based on the life of the writer. emphasises on how to approach an addict at a time when they are at their lowest and most vulnerable. During this phase only the right person can dramatically change the way the addict views and accept a solution to rehabilitation. Only then can they make their way to isolation and road to recovery.

We see the importance of communication and connection with addicts as the first key to bringing down the walls they set up. There is something more important than that, which is the first person to communicate to them in providing the solution to their woes they brought upon themselves. It is not just any stranger in a therapy clinic or rehabilitation center but is has to be someone the addict has given the key to long time ago. This figure may be his family member dead or alive. May be someone he looks up to. Or may be someone he has chosen to live forever with. Because this person whom he has chosen a long time ago to hold his key is the person that he listens to subconsciously or unconsciously.

- Mohammad Hairul bin Borhan


Having had a kid out of wedlock, Maya struggled with raising her child, and made her mother the legal guardian of her child while Maya attempted to take control of her life. Since before Annie was born, Maya has been battling a drug addiction. The drugs were introduced by Annie's father, someone we do not know much about. Annie is now 5 years old, and it has been months since the mother and daughter have seen each other. To Annie, her mom is like an extraterrestrial presence in her life, having seen her only a handful of times. Whenever Maya wants to see her kid, she has to be at least one week free from the influence, a rule set by her mother. This incredibly hard rule has deterred Maya from seeing her kid and every time she does, she's in a lot of pain from the withdrawals. One day, something in Maya snaps after all the restrictions, pain, and frustration and decides to take Annie away (in other words, kidnap her). She gets Annie early from the childcare center and runs to Malaysia. Annie is absolutely delighted at the sight of her mother. Excitedly, Annie jumps up and down in the car, much to Maya's irritation. The narcotics in her system have heightened a lot of senses in her and she is brewing with anger. Maya starts speeding with Annie in the car due to the adrenaline rush induced by the narcotics. She has completely forgotten about Annie in the backseat. Soon after, she skids off the road and crashes. Annie almost dies from blood loss. This gutted Maya. She could not believe she almost killed her child. This is a turning point for Maya. For her child, her mother, and to herself. She owes it to them.

- Darshini Ram


One thing that I've always felt is that the Singapore education system puts way too much pressure on youths but yet, somehow, they do not provide sufficient care for students with issues, whether it's academic stress, other issues, etc. Not everybody can this pressure, which results in a high chance of them turning to harmful coping mechanisms, such as taking substances. Aside from that, I also wanted to bring light to another, rather niche, but possible substance - a seemingly innocent medication called concerta, taken to treat ADHD. I want to shine light on one shouldn't just treat this medication as a joke, and how it could result in damage to one if they're neurotypical, or even a dosage that's too large could harm neurodivergent people.

This concept is inspired by my own experience with medication - specifically concerta, back in secondary school during my o-level year. I was experimenting around with medications to try and 'fix' my attention span due to me having ADHD because i was desperate to do well for my o-levels. while taking these medications, I experimented around with them a lot, and I experienced a lot of different symptoms during that period - I was in a constant state of agitation, and I had episodes of mania as well as depressive episodes, etc, however, my grades also did improve, which led me to continue taking these medications because i thought they were helping me. But as time progressed and my body got used to the medication, my attention span drastically became worse, and my grades almost plummeted too. The worst incident for me was when I ended up accidentally overdosing on my medications one night - due to me being unable to focus and forgetting that I had already taken my medication, i took a double dosage, resulting in me being so physically fatigued i couldn't even stand up and walk, but at the same time it was combined with not only a throbbing headache, but the feeling of my heart palpitating so quickly it felt like it was a ticking time bomb - ready to explode anytime. I decided to put my own twist on this experience, incorporating factors of something I've seen some neurodivergent people do - selling their medications like concerta or ritalin to kids who think that taking drugs are cool.

- P

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