Meet Porsche Poh, the founder of Silver Ribbon (Singapore), a non-profit organisation which aims to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness in Singapore. Through a wide variety of education and outreach programmes, she hopes to create greater public awareness about such issues and to reach out to individuals facing mental health challenges.
Her own personal experiences of working in the mental health system drove Porsche to set up Silver Ribbon as a means to address the gaps within it. With firsthand understanding of the needs of the community, Porsche has utilised innovative means to break the silence around mental health issues in Singapore. Although the journey has been a lonely one full of tribulations, Porsche has remained a strong advocate of mental health awareness and aims to use the platform that she has been given to empower more individuals suffering from mental illness.
You can find out more about Silver Ribbon (Singapore) at http://www.silverribbonsingapore.com/.