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arrow Tackling mental health in schools

5-09-2011
IN RESPONSE to a high number of youth seeking medical treatment for mental health problems, a new mental health programme is set to start in schools. On Tuesday, Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai announced that the Health and Education Ministries would jointly launch a pilot mental health programme in four secondary schools.
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arrow Mental illness treatable

  24-08-2011
I REFER to “Compassion must be balanced with practicality” (The Star, Jan 24) and “Don’t ignore the depressed” (The Star, Feb 13). Some misconceptions in both letters need to be addressed.
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arrow Encouraging response to awareness programme

24-08-2011
IN CONJUNCTION with the nationwide awareness programme towards reducing the stigma attached to the mentally ill, the Mental Health Society of Malacca (MHSM) with enthusiastic support of local seondary
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arrow Who’s who in mental health

  18-08-2011
A counsellor is a professional who provides counselling services for people who need counselling for emotional, psychological and sometimes, relationship issues. Counsellors do not conduct psychological assessments or prescribe medication. In Malaysia, a person who provides his or her services as a counsellor, needs to be registered with the Board of
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arrow Health: More than just baby blues

18-08-2011
Some women have been known to suffer from postpartum depression after giving birth. TV presenter Wardina Safiyyah tells SUSHMA VEERA how she coped with the condition. TV presenter Wardina Safiyyah Fadlullah and her husband were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second baby five years ago.
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arrow Panic stations!

  9-08-2011
WE encounter stressful or dangerous situations at certain times in our lives, which generate feelings of anxiety and even panic. However, panic disorders are different. The sufferer has recurrent and regular panic attacks that occur at any time, for no obvious reasons,
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