Welcome to the Site – Again

Hi there everyone,

I am actually delighted to welcome you to the site again after my unofficial announcement yesterday on TV3 during the Wanita Hari Ini segment. Thank you for the invitation (we will talk about this issue separately) and thank you for the plug!

I was extremely moved by the sharing by En. Amirul and his story on finding help. He was lucky, but many are not.

I recently met a patient who had symptoms of depression and was referred to see one of us in the Klang Valley. This person went to three different clinics and hospitals but was not successful in finding help (doctors out, appointment system etc) before coming to see me in UMSC. Hearing her ordeal moved me to work just that bit harder in mental health awareness and advocacy and hearing En. Amirul telling me his own experience, has recharged my motivation further. We need to get more information out so people can find us.

I believe we have the best healthcare system for mental health that one can have for a country like ours, and I also believe we can do more. Nevertheless, if you can’t find us, all will be for nothing.

My team and I will be sharing with all of you a number of material over the coming days, weeks, months and hopefully years on various aspects of mental health. We will also inform you of appearances by the team and also announce initiatives from time to time. Either done by us or others. We also aim to share with you patient related material so you may be informed about the various mental illnesses.

We hope that you enjoy the page, the content and also share your thoughts with us.

Thanks again for the support – subscribe to the podcast! That’s the first way to start.

Amer

Malaysia Tatler Generation T

It has been a very interesting weekend.

I wanted to thank everyone who has been a part of my life in working with people struggling with mental health issues and those who are part of work in tobacco control. On the 27th of April 2018, both of these areas of my work and life were celebrated by the listing in Malaysia Tatler in their #GenerationT project.

This is not only an acknowledgment for my self for which I am very grateful for but a mega WIN for Mental Health in Malaysia and also Tobacco Control. The latter, with the challenges in convincing people and Malaysians that we indeed can be a Smoke Free Nation by 2045! The former – simply out – STIGMA.

So many people need to be thanked for their help in making this a reality.

Do enjoy the photos of the night 😀

The event started with dinner in Mandarin Oriental sponsored by UOB. Thank you UOB and Malaysia Tatler for this treat
The only food picture I took. This dessert looks and tasted equally amazing
Great crowd for the night. I have to admit that I was star struck for most of the night. People you only see in television and also Instagram were everywhere
The panellist and another corporate sponsor. I found out that some of the Generation T listers were selected IWC to model their watches. What a dream that would have been for me. I love watches.
The 50 listers for 2018. I’m next to Dzameer who formed Teach for Malaysia. He’s on the may 2018 cover and his story is an inspiration. Do read it if you came across the copy – Malaysia Tatler
The un-vealing of the 50 listers for 2018
You can see I am very happy here with my own small piece 😀
Let the party continue. Thanks again #MalaysiaTatler #GenerationT #GenerationT2018