You have the right not to be abused; to live and work in an environment where you are safe and secure; and to well-being. Abuse not only affects those who are abused, but also has a substantial effect on family members, friends, co-workers, other witnesses, and the community at large. Children, who grow up […]
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.
Trigger warning: The following post talks about the topic of depression and may trigger some readers. On July 8th 2017, Relate Malaysia along with MBPJ organized “Bengkel Depression: Let’s Talk” at the Community Library in Petaling Jaya. The talk was conducted by Dr. Chua Sook Ning, a clinical psychologist who founded Relate Malaysia, an organization that […]
I work in the entertainment industry. My job is very demanding requiring me to be on-the-go even at 3am in the morning. With just one phone call, I have to be out of my bed doing whatever that is required of me. Having depression along with this job demand has been difficult. Just recently, I […]
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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