Formed in August 2016, Mental Muscle’s 2nd generation of members comprises six driven individuals: Huang Juncheng, Ho Jun Kiat, Hargaven Singh Gill, Keith Ching Wei Jie, Thaddaeus Tan Jun Kiat, Navkaran Singh. Mental Muscle is a student-led initiative aiming to raise public awareness and destigmatize Mental illness.
Through their experience in medical school, the team learned of psychiatric illnesses that afflicted many individuals and the stigmatization around these conditions, which could be worse than the condition itself. Concerned about the lack of awareness, the concept of dedicating a gruelling trek (“Muscle”) to raise awareness for Mental Health (“Mental”) was birthed.
In December 2016, the team completed a 200-kilometer trail run in Nepal’s Kathmandu Rim with a total of over 15,000 meters of elevation and descent, over the course of 5 days. Funds raised by our team of students will be channelled towards initiatives under the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH).