Minister of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah had worded perfectly what one of the common stigmas surrounding “mental illness” has been (in the context of a lack of awareness): “Mental health is a very misunderstood issue and many associate it with madness. We should not simply dismiss […]
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 or making a police 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.
Let us first realise that mental health is very real. However, although mental health is very real – it may not necessarily always be obvious. We now start to see the subtle signs he’s left behind. The tattoo of a black dog on his left ribcage (a symbolism first introduced by Winston Churchill to describe […]
It’s the best time of the year! For the mentally ill, festive seasons can be of little cheer. The hustle of festivities, the expenses incurred, and the hosting of visitors can be overwhelming. There is also the unspoken pressure to look cheerful. 2017 has been encouraging for mental health advocacy in Malaysia. Mental health issues have […]
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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