A beacon for mental health

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 12:32 PM MYT
By Syida Lizta Amirul Ihsan


With World Mental Health Day coming up this Thursday, Syida Lizta Amirul Ihsan speaks to Tengku Puteri Raja Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah about the mental health initiatives she is involved with

JOHANN Hari argues in his bestselling book, “Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed And How to Find Hope”, that one of the causes of depression and anxiety is being disconnected to important things — society, nature, meaningful work and meaningful values.

What society has, instead, is the preoccupation with material gains, monetary success, individualism, social media and negative thoughts about the self and others, all of which contribute to an inescapable void inside.


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