Befrienders Kuala Lumpur patron Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye thanks Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal for allowing volunteers to operate call centre as calls from those with mental health and financial problems have increased in recent weeks.
Decision to educate teachers on ways to tackle adolescents with mental health issues receives backing of experienced educator Veronica Shepherdson.
Malaysian Mental Health Association to train 100 secondary school counsellors in Kuala Lumpur to tackle adolescents with mental health woes and ways for teachers to educate parents on such matters.
As Malaysians strive to understand mental health issues, the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, Malaysian Mental Health Association and Pfizer Malaysia jointly launch ‘The Mental Health Handbook’ to help people learn about the matter better.
Take a little time out to ask people around you “Is everything okay?” and lend your ears. It could help that one person who could be having suicidal thoughts to just hold on.
Malaysian Psychiatric Association patron and Malaysian Mental Health Advisory Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urges authorities and social media operators to ensure there is intervention when it comes to matters of life and death after Kuching teen committed suicide following Instagram poll.
Senior consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS says alert system needed to immediately notify concerned parties of suicidal postings on social media following death of 16-year-old who jumped off a building after 69 per cent of her Instagram followers voted that she should die.