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Malaysian website for mental health awareness

Musa, Ramli (2020) Malaysian website for mental health awareness. Asia Research News, 27 November 2020.

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Abstract

A mental health awareness website established in 2017 by a professor of psychiatry at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is proving timely for helping people through the COVID-19 pandemic. “Psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety have been consistently on the rise in Malaysia over the past 20 years,” says IIUM consultant psychiatrist Ramli Musa. “Nevertheless, awareness about mental health issues is still low and treatment is often delayed due to the stigma attached in Malaysian society.” To address this, Musa established a user-friendly website that offers reading materials in Malay and English, providing guidance on how, where and when to find mental health treatment in Malaysia, in addition to information about the symptoms of diseases like depression and anxiety.

Item Type: Article (Bulletin)
Additional Information: 5818/85705
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 15:26
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 15:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85705

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