SUBANG JAYA – SJ Care Warriors will host the Walk-a-Hunt programme: Walk for Depression, to deal with the stigma on depression in society, on 14 July.
Subang Jaya State Assemblyman Michelle Ng said the ‘treasure hunt’ programme aims to focus on awareness and to educate the public more about mental health.
“A total of 400 participants were involved in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professionals and some support groups so that the public would know the right channels for assistance if they had problems with mental health,” said Michelle.
“Hence, the cooperation of various parties in dealing with this disease is needed in developing preventative strategies and managing mental well-being to prevent depression,” she added.
She said this at a press conference at the Launching Center of the Elderly Gold Activity Center (PAWE) at the USJ 6 Golden Wife Club on 11 June.
Michelle said the involvement of front-line in communities such as police, firefighters, Welfare Department and religious leaders were able to equip them with wider expertise and knowledge.
“When gaining acceptance at the front-line of the community, it will affect the entire community when dealing with someone who needs help in terms of mental health,” he said.
The registration fee of RM 60 is charged per participant and through the proceeds, it will be channeled to NGOs such as Befrienders, Malaysian Mental Health Association and Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association,
Those who are interested can sign up at http://bit.ly/WalkAHunt2019 or email to email@example.com.