Not feeling they are alone helps the recovery process

Ms Sumaiyah Mohamed and Mr Desmond Ng are well on their road to recovery, thanks to peer support. They are now envoys for the Beyond The Label campaign.
Ms Sumaiyah Mohamed and Mr Desmond Ng are well on their road to recovery, thanks to peer support. They are now envoys for the Beyond The Label campaign.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Peer support is crucial in helping people with mental health conditions in their recovery, as they know they are not alone.

This is one of the reasons why Ms Sumaiyah Mohamed, 30, and Mr Desmond Ng, 24, are now well on their road to recovery, after they were diagnosed with both schizophrenia and depression in their teens.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 09, 2018, with the headline 'Not feeling they are alone helps the recovery process'. Print Edition | Subscribe