Nicholas Ng

Just your everyday fresh graduate that hopes to leave his mark on the world someday. With an Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the International Medical University, I aim to educate and provide useful information about mental health or social issues relevant to the Malaysian public. I also aspire to someday serve in the mental health profession as either a counsellor or clinical psychologist. Growing up, I realized the importance of mental health on one’s overall ability to function and on their self-esteem, identity and confidence. Mental health is an important aspect of life, whether you be young or old, male or female, or raised in different cultures or environments. Throughout my degree, I have been exposed to various areas of psychology including counselling and psychotherapy. I am inspired by Carl Roger’s approach to therapy in which he emphasized authenticity by being accepting and empathic whether it be one’s self or others. I aspire to help myself and others realize and grow from their innate potential. I am also intrigued by concepts in existential therapy such as death, freedom, responsibility and the search for meaning, given these are issues we ponder on at some point of our lives. I’m also fond of writing about the many undergoing initiatives and programs in Malaysia to better improve mental health awareness among Malaysians as well as encourage them to contribute and utilize already available resources and platforms. The exploration of topics such as existentialism, philosophy, mental health, relationships, culture and modern work-life both enrichens me and drives my desire for self-improvement. I mostly spend my free time for quiet self-reflection, cooking the occasional meal and enjoying a good story whether it be through books, film or video game. I also enjoy a good goofing around with my pet dog and cat.

Ambiverts; The Best of Both Worlds

Posted on: Apr 25, 2021

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? A question that we frequently ask others and ourselves. We often think that you can only be one or the either. But did you know? Everyone possesses a little bit of both. Introversion and extroversion extend to various degrees in each person. More than often, one dimension is more prominent or dominant than the other.

Six ways to deal with stress and anxiety while stuck at home

Posted on: Apr 25, 2021

As the MCO continues indefinitely in many states in Malaysia, the more we remain cooped up at home. Home sweet home? Not exactly. In the current pandemic, the Ministry of Health has recorded more than 37,000 individuals calling into mental health hotlines in 2020 alone.

Experiencing Grief and Loss: What do we do after?

Posted on: Apr 24, 2021

Grief is a universal experience that happens to all of us at some point of time yet remains unique to everyone.

How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship in a Pandemic

Posted on: Apr 24, 2021

I think that most of us can agree that long distance relationships aren’t easy or ideal. Preferably, we would like to be able to spend time together and be there physically for our partner.

Man’s Best Friend: How Pets Enhance our Health & Wellbeing

Posted on: Apr 24, 2021

I think that most of us can agree that taking care of a pet is not a small task and is major responsibility, no matter the animal. But did ever consider that your pets might also be taking care of you? 

Psyche of a Toxic Relationship

Posted on: Apr 24, 2021

Toxic relationships, it’s a term that almost everyone’s used to describe themselves or others when things with their partner aren’t going great.