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Mental Health

Mental illnesses are a wide range of mental disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples include anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.  These illnesses can begin at any age and their effects can be temporary or long-lasting. A person can also have more than one mental illness at the same time (eg. depression and substance use disorder).  ​ Source: Tenor Mental illness is expected to be the second biggest health problem affecting Malaysians after heart disease.
Source: Giphy Studios Originals Mental health is vital to your overall personal wellness, and one of the keys to maintaining mental health is to have a fun hobby. The right one can give you something to look forward to and keeps your mind active.    While there are plenty of outdoor hobbies that are beneficial, indoor hobbies can also provide a boost to your mental well-being. They are great for self-improvement, nurturing your creativity and broadening your horizons.  Some of the more popular indoor hobbies include cooking, baking, watching your favourite movies and TV
Source: meme-arsenal.com The topic on mental health among Malaysians has been gaining popularity over the years. But being true to ourselves, how many of us actually place mental health as an essential priority in everyday living? According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) in 2015, 1 in 3 Malaysians above 16 years old have mental health issues. It is believed that many Malaysians are hindered from seeking professional help due to the unfavourable stigma revolving around mental illnesses. Moreover, some Malaysians may not even know they are facing developing risks of mental issues
Source: Pinterest The start of Ramadan falls on 14th April 2021, which also signifies the beginning of the fasting month for our Muslim friends. During this month, our Muslim friends practice abstaining from water and food, from dawn to dusk. Source: Giphy It’s a time to heighten self-reflection and devotion. We are reminded to be selfless and kinder to our family and friends which helps to improve moral and spiritual character. Besides, the month long devotion helps to nurture a peaceful and healthy mind. Surprisingly, did you know that your body is also benefiting greatly when you