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‘Voices’ in head urged her to hurt her baby

Sufferer of schizoaffective disorder now an advocate for mental health wellness determined to help others through psycho education

‘Voices’ in head urged her to hurt her baby
FIGHTER: Miss Nur Hafizah Kamarulzaman was a 19-year-old single mum when diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder — the same mental condition her mother, Ms Maryati Hassan, had been diagnosed with nine years ago. PHOTOS: ISKANDAR ROSSALI, NUR HAFIZAH KAMARULZAMAN
FIGHTER: Miss Nur Hafizah Kamarulzaman was a 19-year-old single mum when diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder — the same mental condition her mother, Ms Maryati Hassan (above, in blue), had been diagnosed with nine years ago. PHOTOS: ISKANDAR ROSSALI, NUR HAFIZAH KAMARULZAMAN

Reports by FOO JIE YING
fjieying@sph.com.sg

For two months, she was haunted by three female voices in her head telling her to hurt her four-month-old baby.