Fitting mental chips into a societal block

This anecdote is about a mother taking her son for an outing, despite his odd behaviours which are side effects of his medications, when he first started on medications.

  • Chen Song Ping @ T.P.Tan
  • Chen Song Ping @ T.P.Tan
  • Chen Song Ping @ T.P.Tan
    cartoonist and writer
  • Zac Chang
  • Anna
    Key Cast
    “Carer (mother)”
  • Kenneth
    Key Cast
    “son with mental illness ”
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    mental health, destigmatization
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    animation, cartoons
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Director Biography - Chen Song Ping @ T.P.Tan

Author and illustrator:
Pen name : Chen Song Ping @ T.P.Tan, SRN (Assunta), SCM, B.NSc. (Hons. U.M), M.N. (Monash), Member of Golden Key of International Society (Monash)

Chen Song Ping alias T.P.Tan is a carer for a child with mental disorder who is on anti-psychotic medications since 2008. She is a life member , and was an editor for Malaysian Mental Health Association bulletin. She is a part-time surveyor for Malaysian Society for Quality in Health. She trains Malaysian and Asian nurses in stomaltherapy nursing; care for patients with cancer colon, breast cancer, complicated wounds, and incontinence.

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My pen name is Chen Song Ping alias TPTan. Pictures tells a thousand words in the form of stories! I hope you enjoy my cartoons, and anecdotes in 'Fitting mental chips into a societal block'! These educational and easy to understand videos are meant for public, as well as, healthcare workers (nurses and doctors). This video highlights a carer and family 's painstaking journey with the person with mental disorder, especially the odd behaviors during the initial phase of anti-psychotic treatment. The message is for doctors and healthcare personnel, as well as the 'big pharma' out there, to understand the patient and family's experience outside a hospital or psychiatric clinic; that is, at home and in community setting.

Thank you. Ms Chen Song Ping @ TPTan, 2 Jan 2021