Mental Health Series

Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA)

The objective of MIASA is to promote awareness on the importance of mental health and mental health issues and provide support for patients and carers through our various programs and support initiatives. Being patient-initiated, MIASA has a strong foundation and also purpose. It provides a holistic solution, not only from the medical perspective but also that of spiritual.

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)

The Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) is a non-profit voluntary organisation managed by an elected committee of interested persons and professionals in the community. MMHA was formed in 1967 by a group of mental health professionals and community leaders from University Hospital MMHA was officially registered under the Societies Act 1966 on 30th July 1968. It is a community based NGO operating solely on public donations and a small annual grant from the Department of Social Welfare.

"Sebenarnya kebanyakan penyakit mental bermula daripada masalah persekitaran, di mana ia boleh dirawati sepenuhnyamelalui sokongan masyarakat"
"When I had suicidal thoughts again after, I reported myself to the mental ward and I was hospitalised"
"I would also like to tell everyone who is struggling with depression to not feel sad or bad about what you are going through."
"They want you to be able to just understand them"
"We should not laugh, make jokes, look down on them, nor treat them differently"
"I try to stimulate her intelligence in that way instead of looking at it at a negative perspective"
"The voices in my head can be very loud sometimes"
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