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Majority of childhood sex-abuse survivors achieve complete mental health

TORONTO — Most research on child sexual-abuse survivors focuses on negative consequences such as depression and suicide. A new study instead examines factors associated with resilience and flourishing among adult survivors. “Remarkably, two-thirds [65%] of the childhood sexual-abuse survivors in

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Lee calls on lawmakers to speak up on mental health issues

KUALA LUMPUR: Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye today called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to give serious attention to mental health issues in the country. He also urged the government to abolish laws criminalising

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Befrienders: Nearly 35% of 30,075 callers show suicidal tendencies

KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 35% of the total 30,075 calls received by the Befrienders Kuala Lumpur in 2018 were from those who have suicidal tendencies, said its executive director Kenny Lim. He said almost half of those who contacted the centre

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Comprehensive solution to address mental health in the works

PUTRAJAYA: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) is developing a comprehensive solution to help employers and workers to systematically address mental health problems in the workplace. Its chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said it would also

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Gobind hails telcos’ initiative to help Befrienders

KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo expressed appreciation for the cooperation extended by eight telecommunications companies to exempt charges for calls to Befrienders beginning Aug 1. He said the move is the result of an initiative of

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Dzulkefly: Let’s talk about mental health, eliminate stigma

KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad encouraged Malaysians to voice their views on mental illness in a healthy discourse and stop the stigma attached to it. Speaking in the Dewan Rakyat, Dzulkefly said that the government was concerned

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Rwandan prescription for Depression: Sun, drum, dance, community.

As a consequence of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, prevalences of mental disorders are elevated in Rwanda. More knowledge about determinants of mental stress can help to improve mental health services and treatment in the east-central African country. The present study

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Gov’t to decriminalise attempted suicide, says DPM

PUTRAJAYA: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will be directed to review Section 309 of the Penal Code towards decriminalisation of attempted suicide, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said the issue was among the decisions

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1 in 3 Malaysians to suffer mental health issue by 2020

PUCHONG: Mental health is fast becoming a national concern and by 2020, one in three Malaysians are expected to suffer from some form of mental health issue, said Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson Malaysia managing director Chin Keat Chyuan

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Suicide: University addressing mental health issues among students

PUCHONG: Shocked by two suicide cases in the span of one week, Taylor’s University said that it is aggressively finding ways to address mental health issues faced by its students. One of the Facebook user, presumably a student from Taylor’s

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