Wan Rizal on fighting stigma surrounding mental health issues

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Wan Rizal on fighting stigma surrounding mental health issues

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Mental health issues are still viewed as "an inconvenient truth", said MP Wan Rizal in Parliament on Thursday (Oct 15). In an adjournment motion, he suggested making mental health literacy programmes mandatory in schools and Institutes of Higher Learning, improving access to help in the community, as well as regular mental health screening. In response, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth and Social and Family Development Eric Chua said there have been campaigns to fight the stigma against mental health conditions and mental health education will soon feature in schools.

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