Because Feelings Matter #17: Balancing Courage and Vulnerability
Sumitra Visvanathan, Executive Director, Women's Aid Organisation
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From a young age, Sumitra Visvanathan, Executive Director of the Women’s Aid Organisation, was imbued with a strong sense of service towards others in need. This naturally led to her vocation for human rights work, but also profoundly affected her mental health. On this episode of Because Feelings Matter, Sumitra shares how her years as a careworker left her vulnerable to secondary trauma, but also taught her to define boundaries for herself and provide support for her employees.
‘Because Feelings Matter’ is a series that brings you the stories of people and their mental health issues. These stories aim to normalise conversations about mental health, and to show that it’s okay to struggle emotionally and psychologically, but more importantly, to reach out for help.
This series is produced in collaboration with Thrive Well.
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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek, Shaikh Hakim
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek
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Categories: wellness, managing disease
Tags: mental health, human rights, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, trauma, becausefeelingsmatter,