To donate, please click here: http://igg.me/at/SFrD0MWE-Zs/shre/15259934 The 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey found that 1 in 3 Malaysians are suffering from a mental health problem. There are only 1 psychologist and 1 psychiatrist per 100000 people. That absolutely blows my mind. There are very few mental health resources in Malaysia, and in particular for Bahasa Malaysia speaking individuals. 30% […]
Cilisos recently reported on the treatment of the mentally challenged at a welfare home in Perak. RELATE believes in behavioural treatment as the first line treatment for children and adults who are mentally challenged, and medication if necessary to handle psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety or aggressivity.
By Dr. Chua Sook Ning Recently the Chief Minister of Terengganu, Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman, denied the National Health and Morbidity Survey report that 1 in 4 residents of Terengganu are mentally ill. He claimed that mental illness refers to crazy (“gila”) and that the statistics refers to the prevalence of mental health problem such […]
Mental illness is not “madness“. By Dr. Chua Sook Ning It is not just being misunderstood. Mental illness causes distress and impairs someone’s functioning in important areas of his/her life. Perhaps there are a blessed few who are able to use their illnesses to achieve great heights but most people suffering from a mental illness are […]
By Dr. Chua Sook Ning How fused are you? Sometimes it feels like the goals we are pursuing are a part of who we are, that they are included in our self. Look at these two circles and think of a goal that matters to you. One that is important and that you are […]
When you read a report that says Malaysian youth feel suicidal about their jobs, you may be tempted to dismiss the report – “youth always exaggerate!” or “we’ve all been there. they will get used to it”. What are the chances someone would actually go ahead with it? Don’t people just say “I feel like […]