Know anyone facing a mental health challenge?

Based on a recent article in Straits Times,” About one in three youth in Singapore has reported internalising mental
health symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, and loneliness, a national study
has found. Those aged 14 to 16 had more serious symptoms.” 

If you are a parent and a teen in your family facing the same challenge, you
are not alone. While everyone’s journey is different, understanding what the
child is going through would not be an easy task for a parent. Sometimes, as a
parent, we might even choose to ignore and, on the other extreme, push for
decisions such as medication to ‘solve’ the issue. Before you decide on your
course of action for the child, perhaps SRT The Almighty Sometimes can
enlighten the way.

The Almighty Sometimes is a heartfelt family drama about love, life and
letting go, no matter the consequences.  Based on Kendall Feaver’s
multi-award-winning play The Almighty Sometimes is a profound and compelling
study of a young woman trying to discover where her illness ends and her
identity begins, and the effects years of medication can have on the brain.

Synopsis 

Anna has been on medication for so long she can’t remember who she is
without it. All she knows is that once, as a little girl, she was a
prodigious writing talent, in possession of a thrilling imagination.

Now twenty-one, Anna wants to rediscover the talent and passions she
believes were interrupted. She wants to know what life would be like
without pills and prescriptions, but as Anna tries to find out who she
really is, her mother, remains determined to protect her – but Anna’s
treatment is no longer her decision.



The play is a heartfelt family drama about loving someone with a mental
illness, An intelligent and honest take on the difficult choices parents
make in a child’s best interests, and what happens why you no longer have a
say.

Based on the writeup, this play would provide a good opportunity for parents
and child to explore the options presented to them and the consequences of
their actions . This is one play we would recommend to families who are
currently facing this crossroads of their mental health journey.

You can get the tickets for this play here

The Almighty Sometimes will start on 8 Nov 2022 at the KC Arts Center. Tickets
are priced from $50 onwards.

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