CareNS

Overview

CareNS is an initiative at Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar, Seremban. Psychological problems have progressively become a major health concern in developing countries including Malaysia. It can no longer be considered as a specialist health issue but a public health problem. The recent National Health & Morbidity Survey 2015 suggests a 29.2% prevalence of mental health problems in Malaysia.

The plan is to work together with NGOS for the settlement of people with mental illness. Development of website and possibly mobile app for information seeking, self-help and suicide prevention. Expected benefits is to increase awareness and knowledge of mental health issues and to involve people with mental illness in the campaign to enhance their productivity and self-worth. A further goal is to dissolve stigmatization associated with mental illness among general public.

 


Objectives

Kids

  • To raise awareness about mental health among adolescent and young adults on depression, substance abuse and anxiety disorders
  • To provide an information platform about non-government organizations (NGOS) and support groups that provide assistance to mental health patients.

Target Audience

  • People with special needs

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Project Leader: Dr Raja Selvi
Email: raja_selvi@imu.edu.my

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