Contemporary Approaches to Public RelationsMusaab AdamMCC 20430581155
Health Reform agreement whereby the (MHCA) is allocated annualfunding commitments to improve the lives of the thousands of peoplesuffering from mental health disorders in Australia.(MHCA) CEO David Crosbie argued that “State and federalgovernments have underinvested in mental health for decades andnow we are all paying a huge price for this” The wide spread ignorance about the types, symptoms and cause of mental illness in Malaysia is fuelling the stigma surrounding it thusleading towards further segregation against mentally ill peoplespecially children. The results of a dipstick survey which was carriedout at an early stage are extremely alarming. 30 youthful respondentsdidn’t recognise the existence of the (MMHA) or Malaysian MentalHealth Association in addition 25 of them didn’t recognize anysymptoms of any mental illness such as depression. According to the(MMHA) website “Mental illness is often misunderstood. For centuries,it has been seen as either possession by evil spirits, a moral weaknessor punishment from a higher being. Those suffering from mental illnessare commonly perceived to be restless, violent and unpredictable”.
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