Depression Survivors Among Emerging Adults: Their Healing Journey

  • Wei Zhe Pui Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Jamayah Saili Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Keywords: depression survivors, the healing process, emerging adults, challenges, coping strategies, optimal well-being


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.



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How to Cite
Pui, W. Z., & Saili, J. (2021). Depression Survivors Among Emerging Adults: Their Healing Journey. Journal of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, 7(2), 47-65.