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.
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