World Mental Health Day

Theme for 2017 – Mental Health in the Work Place This year’s World Mental Health Day on October 10 carries the theme “Mental Health in the Work Place”. Are you aware that about 350 million people worldwide suffer...
Art of the mind

Art for the mind

Artist and activist Sanchita Islam speaks to Priya Kulasagaran about how her mental health fuels her work “I think being in constant mental pain, my brain turns to art to ameliorate that pain,” says Sanchita Islam. ...
Chromosomes and depression

Chromosomes and depression

A team of researchers from Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital, Pfizer Inc. and 23andMe Inc. have discovered 17 separate genetic variations that increase the risk of a person developing major depressive disorder (...

Lost Productivity

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), failure to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety is costing USD925 billion (about RM3,719 billion), worldwide. It was also found that every USD1 invested in treatment ...

The Truth About Depression And Anxiety

Does being depressed simply mean that you’re feeling a little blue and does feeling anxious just mean you’re nervous? Here’s where you can find out… “Karen* has been feeling very sad after her partner o...
suicide

Suicide: Know The Facts!

Did you know that an average of two Malaysians attempt suicide every day? According to the National Suicide Registry Malaysia (NSRM), a total of 425 people committed suicide in 2009, averaging 60 per month (including und...
pregnant mood swing

Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Some women glow during pregnancy, some growl instead! The hormonal changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy can sometimes leave you more temperamental than usual. Here are some tips to manage your mood swings and pro...