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Who Can You Reach Out For Support In A Time Of Need?


Who Can You Reach Out For Support In A Time Of Need?

18 Apr 2022
by Dhanya Parameswaran

Trigger warning: Mentions of depression, suicide, abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Reader discretion is advised.

Depression between individuals. However, there are some common signs and symptoms to identify depression in its infancy stage and it is important to recall that these symptoms could be a part of life’s normal lows. The feeling of depression is a hard one to overcome and we are here to accompany you down this challenging path between your highs and lows in life. That is why when these symptoms are overwhelming and crippling to your daily routine, it’s time to seek help from a reliable source.

If you find yourself struggling with your mental health, please contact these bodies below for advice and emotional support:

Befrienders KL is a non-profit-making organization that provides emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to people who are lonely, in distress, in despair and having suicidal thoughts - without charge.

The organization is multiracial, non-dicriminatory and non-religious organization that is just a phone call away from anyone in distress regardless of your age, religion, race, gender or sexual orientation.

All of their employees are trained to carefully respond to your worries and each conversation is treated with respect as strictly confidential. Additionally, callers are welcomed to remain completely anonymous for a worry-free support session.

Contact Details:
KL: 03-7956 8145 (24 hours)
Ipoh: 05-547 7933 (4pm to 11pm)
Penang: 04-281 5161 (3pm to midnight)

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)
MMHA is a non-profit and non-governmental organization registered under the societies act 1966 MMHA which is managed by an elected committee of interested persons and professionals in the community, including caregivers of persons living with mental disorders. They provide support via their phone line on any mental health issues. MMHA also has qualified mental health professionals ie. clinical psychologist, and counselors providing psychological support services.

Contact Details:
Contact Number: 03-2780 6803

Women’s Aid Organization (WOA)
Paving the way for women’s rights and protection in Malaysia, WAO opened Malaysia’s first shelter for battered women and their children. They also provide a safe haven for abused wives and girlfriends, single pregnant women, abused domestic workers and trafficked women. Their trained social workers provide free and confidential telephone and face-to-face counseling to survivors of domestic violence, rape and many more. Aside from this, they also accompany women to the police station, court and immegration office to seek justice. WAO empowers women to live a safer and happier life.

Contact Details:
WAO Hotline: +603 7956 3488
WAO SMS/WhatsApp line, TINA : +6018 988 8058
General Enquiries: 03 7957 5636 / 0636