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The strength within: Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan opens up to NST about mental health

By New Straits Times

 

WHEN she was a teenager, Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah, 26, suffered from anxiety. She didn’t know what was wrong and didn’t ask for help, something she wished she had done.

The eldest daughter of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah grew up learning about what afflicted her, and so many others who were and are battling mental health issues, mostly in silence.

Having gone through that phase in her life and learning from that experience, she is determined to advocate mental health awareness more than ever before. She says it is necessary for mental health to be discussed without being stigmatised.

 

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