Depression Survivors Among Emerging Adults: Their Healing Journey

Pui, Wei Zhe and Jamayah, Saili (2021) Depression Survivors Among Emerging Adults: Their Healing Journey. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 7 (2). pp. 47-65.

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This qualitative study explored the healing process of depression survivors among emerging adults with effective coping strategies utilised by them. A semi-structured interview was conducted on participants aged between 18-28 years old. A theme narrating the experience of the depression survivors were identified: The journey of healing - Crawling out of the quicksand. The survivors emphasised that to achieve healing, everything starts from within the self, and they had been putting in a lot of their extra efforts in helping themselves heal. They all went beyond recovery, where their efforts illustrated their focus on healing, thriving, and achieving optimal well-being upon recovery. Significantly, the relevance and applicability of the building blocks of Seligman’s PERMA model of well-being towards those efforts taken were revealed in the study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression survivors, the healing process, emerging adults, challenges, coping strategies, optimal well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Saili
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 07:28
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 07:28

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