MCO Highlights Malaysia’s Lack of Mental Health Services

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THE PANDEMIC HAS been a bewildering time for most of us; and some have also experienced a decline in mental health. In response to this new crisis, mental health professionals and institutions in Malaysia came up with a practical way to help them: online therapy. Granted, this approach is not new and has its unique set of challenges, according to five experts that Penang Monthly interviewed. There was a marked increase in the number of patients and cases during and after the Movement Control Order (MCO). Christina Maragkaki, a licensed psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and life coach, estimates the increase in her caseload to ...


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