What Does Education and Policy Have to do with Suicide?

A myth that seems to be floating around in the wake of all these suicide incidents and attempts is that talking about suicide encourages it more. The truth is contrary: open communication about suicide allows people to express themselves, and when others are willing to listen, it can actually prevent suicide.

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3-Days Course = Certified Therapist? Is it Legit?

“Certification in Adult Psychological Assessment” “Certification in Expressive Art Therapy” “Certification in Professional Adult Psychotherapy” and many more… Wow! According to the NHMS 2017, 27% of Malaysians have mental problems due to stress. By attending these courses I can be a certified therapist and provide services to those living with mental health illnesses. Aren’t these […]

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It’s Not Goodbye But See You Again

Dear All, How are you doing? Here is an important announcement regarding the temporary closure of our automated chatbot services in Facebook Messenger, starting effectively from 4th January 2019. Ever since we launched our chatbot in mid-2017, we have more than 9000 users making use of our services in gaining convenient access to the directory of […]

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“I am so OCD!”: What We Need to Know about OCD

“I am so OCD!” This phrase has become a common phrase on social media to describe one’s cleaning, checking, or organising behaviours. It’s meant to be a joke, but “OCD” — the abbreviation of “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”, is one of the most common mental health disorders and it can seriously affect one’s daily functioning. However, […]

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Why I Think about Death Everyday

Death is a universal truth. We will all die one day. No one is an exception as it role calls people to be invited in an everlasting sleep. People respond in various ways when the topic of life’s finitude comes out from one’s mouth. Is it possible to speak about life by speaking about death […]

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Mindfulness: Time-Travelling With Our Minds

When I was just a kid, going to the barbershop was always exciting for me as not only is that a place for me to have a haircut, but it also acts as a free-reading zone for me of various comic books and magazines. Sitting on the barber chair, I immersed myself in the fictional […]

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Why Mental Health Myths Are MORE HARMFUL Than You Imagined

Myths in life are unavoidable. Some are so persistent that they are communicated from one generation to another. One of the first myths I encountered is that “kids with two crowns (aka “whorls”) on their heads are more difficult and naughtier. ” I soon realized that I was the one described in that myth, since […]

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Why the Internet is Crazy Over Cats

For a particular portion of the human population, the Internet (or that’s maybe just Tumblr in particular) probably equates an infinite reservoir of cat related media. Googling “c-a-t” and scrolling through the plethora of feline images might just be enough to make a suicidal person feeling warm and fuzzy inside. If that isn’t good enough, […]

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PSYCHSEEING: The Myths of Being A Psychology Major

PSYCHSEEING: The Myths of Being A Psychology Major Personally I didn’t have the most difficult Year One mostly because I did my own research before joining and wasn’t caught by surprise of the nature of the program. I am rather aware of the common misconceptions of the life of a psychology student from the general […]

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