Challenges of Mental Health Care in Malaysia

Are you wandering around, wondering if you’re the only one struggling to find answers to your mental health issues? Well, you’re not alone! According to research, many people who have lived with mental illness report feeling devalued, dismissed, and dehumanized by healthcare professionals they engage with. While recognizing that it’s okay to seek help for your mental health is important, there’s more to understand and be prepared for.

In our second episode of the “Let’s Talk About It” Podcast, we delve into this topic. We had a conversation with our guest, Kyra, a university student and artist, to share her reality during her years of reaching out for help with her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ll cover:

  • Recognizing when help is needed.
  • Overcoming the fear of seeking help.
  • Being dismissed by healthcare professionals.
  • Real stories of the psychiatric ward.
  • Is it worth it in the end?

Healing is possible, and the right resources and help are available. However, what we need now is an open discussion about the reality of mental health care in Malaysia. By working together, whether through improving the system or collectively creating a safe space for everyone in society, we can make a difference.

If you or someone you know finds themselves in a similar situation, unsure how to navigate the challenge of finding the right answers and resources for mental health, stay tuned for our third episode because we’ll be inviting a clinical psychologist to our show to share her perspectives on mental health care.

In the meantime, check out the full episode 2 below:

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Fawza Maisarah Social Media Manager @ SafeTalk and host of the 'Let's Talk About It' Podcast, passionate about raising mental health awareness through content creation on SafeTalk's social platforms.

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