Thoughts-X to assist take care of psychological well being points

JOHOR BARU: Mental health awareness needs to be increased in people so that it can be identified and treated earlier, says Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah.

“This needs to be emphasized because it can be treated and its negative effects prevented, starting with your own family members and the surrounding community.

“I hope people realize that there are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are always ready to help those who are depressed or faced with personal problems …” she said in her speech before opening the virtual online -Seminar Mind-X via Facebook here held yesterday in connection with the celebration of the counseling month at the state level.

Her Majesty also said the extended deadline for motion control had impacted all levels of society.

“While the regulations were meant to protect us from the dangers of the pandemic, they have also drastically changed our daily lives and lifestyles.

“Many people lost their jobs and sources of income, which led to financial difficulties. This has brought with it a myriad of challenges, particularly for her mental health, “Her Majesty said.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said in his keynote address at the event that Mind-X is a psychological and counseling services platform to address mental health issues that have become a major problem after the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Mind-X is an initiative for psychology and counseling services in the local government and human capital sectors of the state government,” he added.

Hasni said that after two years of the pandemic and adjusting to new norms, various problems emerged, particularly those related to mental health.

He added that such conditions can have major mental health implications and can potentially lead to depression.

“According to the WHO (World Health Organization), good health includes mental health, not just physical health,” he said, adding that a deterioration in a person’s mental health would affect the physical system as the two are linked.

Hasni warned that if a mental health problem was not identified and treated properly, the risk of suicidal thoughts and actual death would increase.

He said Mind-X can stand up for the entire community that needs expert services to take care of their psychological wellbeing.

“The post-pandemic period is the right time for the community to make the most of this service to receive systematic treatment,” he added.

Hasni also said that the state government has pledged to work with various parties to provide various initiatives and opportunities to build a more prosperous society.

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