Keeping the conversation going on mental health

Tuesday, 5 October 2021 01:00 PM MYT  By Prof. Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj Recently, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the Attorney-General’s Chambers is examining the legal options and implications of removing attempted suicide as a criminal offence. This is an indication that Parliament may consider reviewing Section 309 of the Penal […]

The Green Ribbon Group launches ‘A Conversation on Suicide’

Monday, 16 August 2021 By Bernie Yeo THE recent hike in the reported cases of suicide in Malaysia has sent alarm signals across the country, and it becomes clear that a big part of the COVID-19 pandemic is a mental health crisis, said the Green Ribbon Group. “As a group of four women who are […]

Finding ways to adjust to uncertain times

Monday, 02 August 2021 01:00 PM MYT By Prof. Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj Judging from the calls received by helplines in the country during the past year, there has been a significant increase in cases of anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Malaysians were also shocked at the sudden recent spike in the number of suicide […]

Don’t talk carelessly about suicide

Monday, 05 July 2021 08:43 AM MYT By Prof. Dato’ Dr Andrew Mohanraj In her last article in this column, International Patron of World Mental Health Day 2020, Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan touched on the importance of decriminalising attempted suicide. It was also stressed that most cases have an underlying severe psychological distress. Between the publication […]

Decriminalising suicide essential in mental health fight

Monday, 07 June 2021 01:00 PM MYT By Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan In my column last month on teaching children about mental health in school, I wrote about the suicide of a nine-year-old girl. Since then, we have read about – or in some cases, seen – at least three incidents of suicide. Significant efforts have been […]

Teaching children about mental health in school

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 01:00 PM MYT By Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan   Last month (April 2021), The New York Times published an article titled How to spot depression in young children. The author, paediatrician Dr Perri Klass, wrote that “Young children can also experience depression, but it can look very different, which makes it […]

Kesihatan mental adalah tanggungjawab kita semua – Tengku Iman

Monday, 12 April 2021 09:00 PM MYT Oleh Israr Khalid   KUALA LUMPUR: Setiap dari kita ada cabaran hidup yang tersendiri, menjadi manusia itu lumrahnya untuk berdepan masalah dalam apa jua perkara. Kemajuan teknologi entah bagaimana sedikit sebanyak membuatkan kita hilang nilai kemanusiaan. Segala benda dimudahkan atau diserahkan sepenuhnya kepada mesin, sehingga kita sendiri hilang […]

Agenda AWANI: Exclusive with Tengku Puteri Iman & Ariane

Monday 12 April 2021 08:32 PM MYT By Astro Awani   They aim to empower stakeholders involved in improving mental healthcare in Malaysia and raising mental health awareness through advocacy, fundraising and collaboration. Ultimately, they hope to impress upon the public that mental health matters and it is the responsibility of all. Catch HRH Tengku […]

Strengthening community support for those with poor mental health

Tuesday, 6 April 2021 01:00 PM MYT By Tengku Puteri Iman Afzan   The Green Ribbon Group was launched recently on March 23 (2021). It is a social enterprise that aims to give momentum to the mental health agenda in Malaysia. One avenue that my team and I would like to specifically push for is […]