The #HighlySoughtAfter Talk Show

25. How to overcome depression and improve our mental resilience – Kevin Wee

October 12, 2021 Eric Feng
The #HighlySoughtAfter Talk Show
25. How to overcome depression and improve our mental resilience – Kevin Wee
Show Notes

Do you find yourself staying up late bingeing on TV shows (like Squid Game), mindlessly scrolling through social media and navigating your day uninspired and aimless? If yes, there is a name for that blah you are feeling: it’s called languishing. According to mental health experts, languishing is the neglected middle child of mental health that dulls your motivation and focus – and sadly it is a dominant emotion of 2021.

But the good news is my guest today is a thought leader in the mental health space and in today’s episode, he is going to help you overcome languishing along with the other siblings of mental health like anxiety, depression and suicide.

His name is Kevin Wee, founder of Rebound with Resilience, a social enterprise and training provider dedicated to improving the resilience, mindset, and mental wellness of Singaporeans, while supporting the employability of people with disabilities. Kevin has worked with over 100  schools and organisations, including Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and SIM Global Education. His TikTok videos has also trended on the #mentalhealthawareness.

And with October being Mental Health Month, I can’t think of a better time to do this episode. So take a deep breath, relax and join me on a journey to improving your mental well-being! 

Listen out for Kevin's answers to the following questions:

  • I have followed you for a while and you’re super committed to mental health. I’m curious, is there a backstory to it? - 1:53
  • What do you think is the opposite of mental health? – 11:30
  • Walk us through that period of time when you were experiencing depression. How was it like? - 12:42
  • How do we distinguish between clinical depression and sadness? - 14:52
  • What are some of the symptoms we need to take note of? - 15:20
  • What can I do when I start noticing I’m having more frequent negative thoughts? - 21:10
  • What about if I cannot completely remove my stressors or triggers completely? – 25:20
  • Would you say the way to curb or manage depression is to identify negative thoughts and then reform them? – 27:51
  • What are some of the bad advice we should not give to people who are depressed? - 28:33
  • How can we make more people open to seeking professional help? - 30:17
  • Why do you think suicidal thoughts are becoming more and more pervasive? - 31:50
  • How did you process suicidal thoughts? - 34:40
  • Where can we source for hope? Where are some places that we can get it? - 41:28
  • Why is languishing a dominant emotion in 2021? - 44:58
  • How can we overcome it? - 46:25
  • What are your podcast guest’s 3 best tips to overcome languishing? - 48:40
  • Of all the people you’ve helped so far, who is the most memorable one? - 55:55
  • What’s your final advice you’d like to pass onto the audience? - 59:41

If you want to keep in touch with Kevin, you can reach him on Instagram @k.weee, or Rebound with Resilience @reboundwithresilience. Kevin's podcast Rebound with Resilience with Kevin Wee can be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. You can also get in touch with Rebound with Resilience online at:

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