Generation Grit: He becomes a psychiatric nurse and learns to care for mentally ill mother

When he was 7, Mr Rayson Choo's mother ran away from home. She was suffering from schizophrenia, but he only realised it after he took up nursing in polytechnic. Today, he works as a psychiatric nurse at the Institute of Mental Health.

SINGAPORE - When he was seven years old, his mother ran away from home and Mr Rayson Choo and his father, a security guard, spent weeks scouring the island hoping to find her.

"My father was frantic, and we even made a police report," said Mr Choo, 28. "I wasn't sure what was going on. I only knew that my mum wasn't coming home. I was crying, upset and afraid."

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