Wins for mental health in the month of October

Monday, 08 Nov 2021,

By Prof. Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj

There were lots of interesting things happening in the area of mental health last month (October 2021), the highlight of which was the World Mental Health Day that falls on Oct 10 each year.

There was excitement galore with a variety of mental health-related events and webinars.

The online and print media played their part and opinion leaders had the ear of policymakers.

For the corporate sector, it weighed on them that mental health and productivity are closely related.

The announcement that the Attorney-General’s Chambers was recommending the repeat of Section 309 of the Penal Code that criminalises suicide, was met with cries of joy.

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