Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA) Marks World Mental Health Day 2023 with Ground-breaking Initiatives

Kuala Lumpur, 11 October 2023 – The Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA), a leading advocate for mental health in Malaysia, celebrated World Mental Health Day 2023 with a resounding call to recognize “Mental Health as a Universal Human Right.” The event took place at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, and witnessed a series […]

MIASA’s Response to the Recent Amendments to the Mental Health Act 2023 and What Can Be Done to Address Mental Health Issue in Malaysia

We applaud the government for decriminalising suicide attempts and for its efforts to make amendments to the Mental Health Act 2023. The Mental Health Act lacks the language of human rights and input from people with lived experience, resulting in a law that does not fully and rightly protect the rights and dignity of people […]


A Celebration With A Blast and A Revolutionary Launch of MIASA Young Advocates Programme On Saturday, 11 March 2023, the Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA) hosted a half-day event at Royale Chulan, The Curve (Petaling Jaya) to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme emphasized the importance of ‘Transcending All Boundaries: Be Revolutionary’ […]

[UPCOMING] MIASA Annual General Meeting 2019

Assalamualaikum dearest readers & members of MIASA,   We would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019, which will be held as follows: Date: 13th January (Sunday) Time: 11:30am- 12:30pm Venue: Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association (MIASA) DS1-07, Block D, Retail Lot, Metropolitan Square, Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana, Petaling […]

[UPCOMING TALKS] Depression from the Islamic Perspective

Assalamualaikum dearest readers! Announcing our upcoming event – “Depression from the Islamic Perspective: A Review of the Newly-Published Book ‘Lost Connections’ by Johann Hari”. This book review will be led by our Vice President 2, Ustaz Mohd Noor Deros in TWO parts – 17/2/2019 (part 1) and 23/2/2019 (part 2). Each session will be discussing […]

Our newsletter is finally here!

  Assalamualaikum dearest readers, Alhamdulillah, after many months of hard work, the Kembara Syifa’ newsletter is now here!       It is now available for purchase for only RM10 (downloadable PDF). Lots of info pertaining to mental health. The first ever mental health newsletter produced by a patient group Alhamdulillah. Amazing individuals behind the […]