Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association (MIASA)

Health, Support Groups

Email addressmiasa.malaysia@gmail.com
Websitemiasa.org.my
Phone number+6013-878 1322 / 1332
Phone number+6019-236 2423
Year of establishment2017
AddressDS 1-07, Block D Retail Lot, Metropolitan Square, Jalan PJU 8/1, Bandar Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Registration numberPPM-027-10-14092017
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Overview

Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association (MIASA), or Persatuan Kesedaran Dan Sokongan Penyakit Mental – is a mental health NGO based in Selangor. It was founded in September 2017 and registered under ROS with the registration number PPM-027-10-14092017.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of MIASA is to promote awareness on the importance of mental health and mental health issues and provide support for patients and carers through our various programs and support initiatives. Being patient-initiated, MIASA has a strong foundation and also purpose. It provides a holistic solution, not only from the medical perspective but also that of spiritual.

Recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed the following numbers:

  • Every year one million people die of suicide, which is 1 death every 40 seconds and it is predicted that by year 2020, the suicide rate will increase to 1 death every 20 seconds.
  • Suicide is the 3 leading causes of death, after heart disease and cancer
  • Depression and substance abuse contributes to more than 90% of all suicide cases
  • In 2011, 1 in 10 people is said to have mental illness, but in 2016, it has increased to 1 in 5
  • In Malaysia, the number of psychiatrists to patients is 1:200,000.

Mission

1. To promote awareness on the importance of a good mental health.

2. To raise awareness on mental health issues.

3. To provide support for mental illness patients and carers.

4. To promote mental illness literacy.

5. To support other bodies in all areas to promote mental health.


 
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