According to an interview by The New Paper in Singapore, actress Fiona Xie is thrilled to be playing the role of a Singaporean psychiatrist in a new TV drama “Left Behind”. She claims that friends of hers who are psychiatrists walked her through a dark time after a rough breakup. Psychiatric help, as well as psychology, can help people in many different walks of life as they struggle to cope with career pressure, personal loss, and past trauma.
For Fiona Xie, life took a sudden, sharp downturn when her Australian-American boyfriend broke her heart. She left her native Singapore to live in Hong Kong with him, but in 2011, the relationship ended. Xie sank into depression, and she credits her psychiatrist friends with helping her work her way through the darkness and find the light within herself again.
Now, at age 34, the beautiful and talented Xie is ready to take on a new challenge. Her respect for the profession of mental health in Singapore lends additional excitement to her role as a fictional psychiatrist. Xie’s character on the new Channel 5 TV show has a shadowy secret in her past, which she is trying to conceal while at the same time helping her on-screen clients deal with emotional and psychological issues. The show premiered on August 22, 2016. check out the episodes here http://tv.toggle.sg/en/channel5/shows/left-behind-tif/episodes
In addition to Xie, the lineup of actors includes Randall Tan, Jason Godfrey, Oon Shu An, and Aden Tan.
Like Xie, many men and women suffer severe emotional distress at the end of a romantic relationship. The more intense or emotionally close the relationship was, the more difficult the breakup can be. People can feel lost, as if part of their identity has been stolen or a piece of their heart is gone. There may be painful memories associated with once-loved spots. In some cases, the split may have a ripple effect, causing friends to take sides with one ex or the other, breaking up relationships and starting a negative cycle of gossip and hearsay.
All of these negative energies and poisoned memories can take a toll on a person’s psyche and emotions. It’s tough to climb out of the darkness on one’s own, which is why it’s important to consider seeking professional help. “I think it’s a very Asian thing where it’s taboo to see a psychiatrist,” Fiona Xie explains. “But I think it’s okay. Sometimes all you need is a little human interaction and knowing that someone genuinely cares for you.”
Visiting a psychiatrist does not mean that a person has a serious mental condition or disorder. In many cases, people who visit a psychiatrist in Singapore are simply individuals who recognize a need for some mental or emotional help and support. If you feel overwhelmed, sad, hopeless, exhausted, bitter, or angry, you may need some guidance from a counsellor or psychologist.