12 Mar '11, 3pm

(StraitsTimes-Blog) Rising above their pain to be a light for others: Theresa Tan on finding st... #Singapore

Theresa Tan on finding strength in support groups PAIN - be it physical, mental or emotional - is an unwelcome visitor that does strange things to ordinary folks. It drowns some in the depths of depression, while others rise above the misery to new heights that amaze even them. A person’s temperament is one reason why some cope better with adversity; the support they get from loved ones and even medical and social service professionals is another factor. Religious faith also helps. But having interviewed three dozen people and organisations for a special report on support groups, I feel yet another factor - the ability to use their experience to help others - separates those who swim and sink during a crisis. In particular, I was struck by the experiences of three women robbed of their loved ones by sudden and traumatic deaths and who rose from the depths of despair to be ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/3/12/rising-above-thei...

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