BFM Psychiatry Series: Call Befrienders For FREE

Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq bin Amer Nordin, Consultant Psychiatrist, University Malaya Medical Centre | Kenny Lim, Executive Director, Befrienders KL | Dr Kartini Abdul Jabar, Outreach Director, Befrienders KL
01-Aug-19 16:00

From today, you can call Befrienders KL for free whenever you need emotional support. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has joined forces with eight telcos to waive call charges to the Befrienders’ helpline. We look at how Befrienders’ services help people with mental and emotional issues, what challenges they face in providing this free service, and what’s next on the national agenda to strengthen mental health services.

If you need emotional support, you can call Befrienders at 03-79568145/8144 or email sam@befrienders.org.my

Original article at: https://www.bfm.my/podcast/the-bigger-picture/health-and-living/psychiatry-series-call-befrienders-for-free

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BFM Psychiatry Series: Suicide and the Media

This is my recent interview on BFM.my radio about suicide and the role of the media in portraying the issues surrounding that.

From BFM: How suicide is reported or portrayed in the media has a huge impact on people who are watching or reading it. Assoc Prof Dr Amer Siddiq bin Amer Nordin, Consultant Psychiatrist from University Malaya Medical Centre, discusses the responsibility of the media to portray suicide in a sensitive manner.

If you are struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or if you simply need to talk to someone, call The Befrienders KL at 03-7956 8144/8145 or e-mail sam@befrienders.org.my. It’s free and confidential.

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Listen to it here: https://www.bfm.my/hl-suicide-and-media

Produced by: Kelly Anissa
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek