About Us

Company Background

 

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

 

Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association (MIASA), atau Persatuan Kesedaran Dan Sokongan Penyakit Mental  – adalah sebuah pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang berpusat di Selangor. Ditubuhkan pada bulan September 2017 dan telah berdaftar dibawah ROS dengan nombor pendaftaran PPM-027-10-14092017.

 

 

 

 

Vision

 

To be the leading voice in mental health education 

in support of people with mental health disorders.​”

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Mission

 

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

2. To raise awareness on mental health disorders.

3. To provide support for mental health peers and caregivers.

4. To promote mental health literacy.

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

 

 

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MIASA Pillars

 

OBJECTIVE

 

The objective of MIASA is to promote awareness on the importance of mental health, to address and clarify misconceptions on mental health issues and conditions while simultaneously provide support for peers and caregivers through its various programmes and support initiatives. Being peer-initiated, MIASA has a strong foundation and also purpose. It offers a holistic solution, not only from the medical perspective but of spirituality being a key component, highlighting the critical importance of the recovery model focusing on empowerment, autonomy and right-based approach.

 

Matlamat MIASA yang merupakan satu pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) yang mengadvokasikan kesihatan mental dan menyokong mereka yang bertarung dengan penyakit mental (peer) dan penjaga adalah untuk mewujudkan kesedaran mengenai kepentingan kesihatan mental dan untuk memperbetulkan tanggapan dan kekeliruan masyarakat mengenai isu kesihatan mental dan penyakit mental serta menyediakan sokongan kepada ‘peer’ dan penjaga mereka melalui pelbagai program dan aktiviti kesedaran dan sokongan. Perjuangan dan usaha MIASA memberi impak yang besar dan berkesan kerana ditubuhkan dan digerakkan oleh ‘peer’ sendiri. MIASA bukan sahaja menyediakan solusi yang holistik dan menyeluruh yang merangkumi aspek perubatan dan rawatan moden, tetapi juga menekankan aspek kerohanian sebagai komponen penting dalam proses penyembuhan dan pemerkasaan ‘peer’ itu sendiri.

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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.

 

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Management & Organization Structure

(2021-2022)

 

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