I never realised I am mentally ill until I was prescribed anti-depressants & anti-psychotics. I had always thought my condition was normal- emotions and negative thoughts. It’s really hard to identify the start of the dark journey because I had been feeling that way for a very long time. I had no idea why I […]
TO WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND THIS STATISTIC
As there is only 1 psychologist and 1 psychiatrist per 100,000 Malaysians, now imagine that for every time you get into an accident, you will only get help after 50,000 accidents.
Simply put, we don’t have enough people to provide help for you.
When you do get into an accident, no matter how small or big the accident may be, it is never pleasant and chances are you might need help. You might need help with changing the tyre, getting the car towed, making a report. Think about how helpful it is to have others around help you through that process.
So it is when you have a mental health problem.
You don’t need to be severely ill to deserve help.
29% of the population are ill.
1% are mental health professionals.
We need a better solution. Join us in our mission to improve mental health in Malaysia.
Arshad is my name! Shad, if you can’t pronounce it fully, but I do like my name. Its Arabic meaning “Most Honest, Best Guided, or/and Most Wise. (Thanks Mak, Ayah.) I am 25 years old, a Chartered Accountant (in the making), Formula One enthusiast, Sports Photographer, and most recently, a Mental Health Activist with ‘Minda Initiative’ […]
We asked Malaysians to share their experience with OCD with us. Join the conversation #MYlifewithOCD. Meet Sheikh Shamir a 23 year old student with a great sense of humour! : Hi Sheikh Shamir! Thanks for agreeing to talk to us. Sheikh Shamir: Hi there, no problemo : Why don’t you tell me a bit about yourself […]
1. Promote the importance of mental health as part of well-being.
2. Promote prevention and early intervention programs
3. Develop effective, evidence based and accessible interventions.
4. Encourage the establishment of community support and services for all who need them.
5. Advocate for policies which protect patient rights and autonomy.
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