WORLDS APART: A CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
(With Nurjannah Suhaimi, 2022)
It’s been a while since you caught up with Charissa. You finally – finally! – find the time to meet your friend for coffee, but after the usual pleasantries, she opens up to you.
She’s been diagnosed with depression. A moment like this can feel like a fork in the road. Will it lead to an emotionally rewarding conversation or… cause a lot of confusion and awkwardness?
Many of us still largely choose not to talk about mental health – and that often breeds misconceptions and social stigma. Join Charissa as she guides you through these unfamiliar territories and terrains that can be difficult to navigate.
Let the conversation begin.
Published by Difference Engine
PRAISE FOR WORLDS APART: A CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
“Worlds Apart: A Conversation About Mental Health delivers a significant message – breaking the silence and stigma around mental health cannot be left solely to the professionals. Everyone can play a significant part in normalising it. Every conversation matters and we need to overcome it as a society.”
— Singapore Association for Mental Health
“Worlds Apart: A Conversation About Mental Health is a timely reminder that we are not alone and we can feel so much better with simply a chat. This book will make a difference to so many, instilling the confidence and encouragement to share and the understanding and awareness to listen. Wayne Rée’s whimsical and heartfelt writing together with Nurjannah Suhaimi’s captivating illustrations brings life to our chat with Charissa, the character from the book who has much to share with us. This chat takes us from a fantastical journey to space to battling evil villains and goblins as she opens up and conveys in her own unique way how she feels. As I learn more from Charissa, I can’t help but highly recommended this book as a read and as a gift to others as well.”
— Wesley Leon Aroozoo, Filmmaker & Author
THE EPIGRAM BOOKS COLLECTION OF BEST NEW SINGAPOREAN SHORT STORIES: VOLUME FIVE
(Reprints my short story, “To Ashes”, 2021)
The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Five gathers the finest Singaporean stories published in 2019 and 2020, selected by guest editor Balli Kaur Jaswal from hundreds published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections.
Published by Epigram Books
INFINITE WORLDS MAGAZINE #3
(Features my short story, “To Ashes”, 2020)
Full-color and ad-free, Infinite Worlds #3 will feature stunning cover art by Brazilian virtuoso Pedro Correa, stories by Johanna Beate Stumpf, Wayne Ree, and Stephen Williams, incredible art by Moon Patrol, Eleonora Lisi, Jeramy Muxworthy, Tokebi, William Tempest, Jasmine Haomin Shi, and many more, and exclusive interviews with master space painter John Harris and rapper/producer Del the Funky Homosapien!