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19.2.21

My last day at SONY EMCS Sdn Bhd


























10.2.21

My guide to find mental health help in Malaysia

First of all, I would like to say thank you so much for your encouraging words, Like, Care, Love and Share my previous post on my Facebook(@Keriitleto Paya). I really appreciate it and that makes me want to recover even more. I will be strong!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I will share how to find mental health help in Malaysia. Maybe some of my readers or your friends or somebody you know also had the same issue(mental health issue) so you can share this post with them. Hopefully, it's helpful for them.

This post will be 2 parts. First part will be based on my experience and second part will be based on my research. 


[First part] How I get help? *Based on my experience.

Step 1: Get the referral letter


In order to make an appointment with Physciathric doctor at Government hospital, first, you need to get the referral letter from any clinic. Then, using that letter only you can get the appointment. But, it depends on your severity level too. If it's high, then immediately you will get the appointment. 
I get this letter from the doctor from my company clinic panel after two times visit. The first time my visit, the doctor just give me medicine and I thought I will be fine and then after 2 weeks, I still feel the same and I requested to see the Physciathric doctor at hospital ( please inform with the hospital).

Step 2: Head over to the psychiatric department with the referral letter

After you get the referral letter, I went to the hospital and hand over the letter to Physciathric department. As I mentioned before, it depends on your severity level, the appointment will be set. If you feel really not okay, don't hesitate to tell the nurse.


Step 3: Get an appointment

Then, after that, you will get your appointment. Please follow the date accordingly.


Step 4: Follow up

After a consult with the doctor, there will be follow up so need to follow that accordingly.


[Second Part] How to get help? * Based on my research.

Before I get professional help, I did a lot of research about how to get help and I found many useful websites. You can visit and read as below:

https://mentalhealth.my/

https://www.psychiatry-malaysia.org/index.php

https://people.my/

https://www.befrienders.org.my/

https://www.mypsychology.my/

If you're not a reader type of person, you can check the infographic below:

Credit to -->  https://mentalhealth.my/where-to-find-mental-health-help/


Here are the list of Pusat Kesihatan Mental Masyarakat ( MENTARI)





You can check the hospital list
https://www.psychiatry-malaysia.org/listcat.php?cid=29&all=Y

I hope this will be help for you.
Before I end this post, I hope you not feel ashamed to say you are not okay and get help. Don't keep it to yourself. I've been on this so I know how its feel. Be brave!
I'm still in the process to recover as this sickness is not recovering overnight, need time and need my willingness. I really want to get out of this sickness.
As a Christian, I started to get close to God and read my Bible. To be honest, I was too busy before and I always ignore this part in my life so I want to back to my foundation. You can start by read from this website first https://www.bible.com/ms or you can download the apps ( The Bible).

I hope you take away something from this post. 
If you know anyone that needs to know about this, you can share with them.

Thanks for reading until the end. God bless you.

Sincerely,
Aya

2.2.21

Not so proud moment in my life


Hi there!
I really don't know how to start this post...
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I am about to share, about one of the not so proud moments in my life. Usually, I will share something that I feel good about or positive as I want to have a positive vibe on my blog. I don't want my readers to feel stress or unhappy when reading my post. I know your life already stressful so I don't want to add another negative vibe in your life.
But, that will make me hide the reality of life. Life is full of ups and downs. So, that why I decided to share about this so you know that, everyone is having ups and downs, not happy all the time. 

What happens? 
I AM HAVING A BAD DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. 
I read a lot about depression, anxiety and stress before and I always think this is normal. No stress, no life lah. That what I always thought before.
This does not happen overnight but I realized this start to happen after I back to work from my maternity leave. My response to stress is really different. I don't want like this but I really can't handle my emotion very well. Whenever I feel stressed, my body will be shaking and my heart will be beating so fast. Then, I will have anxiety throughout the day.

When I know it's getting dangerous?
A month goes by, my workload is getting heavier and the stress level is increasing. At the same time, I resigned from my current job because I wanted to change my job so I can learn new thing and add new skills for my career. Also, my son is started to eat solid food, I always feel stress whenever think what to feed him. 
I really feel so overwhelmed with my life. Many "heavy" things happen at the same time.
I thought I can handle it like I used to but I am different now. I can't handle it very well, I had anxiety throughout the day, panicking over everything, I cried randomly at night, many sleepless nights and I can't control my emotion too.
I know it's getting dangerous when I started cannot focus at work, I don't have the mood to take care of my baby, I feel so stress whenever he doesn't want to eat or sleep and cried so much and I don't have the mood to take care of our house too... I may look normal but its turbulence inside my head and heart. 

What did I do?
When I see my son and my husband, I need to do something about this. I don't want to be in this situation for so long especially when it's related to my family. So, I decided to get professional help. To be really honest, I feel so ashamed to admit that I am not okay and I burst in tears like crazy when I share with the doctor my story. Deep inside me feel so down on myself. I can't believe I will be like this in 2021. My life is totally different then what I plan to.
I will share how you can get the mental health services in Malaysia on a different post.

Did I forget to pray or read my Bible?
After this happens, I realized my relationship with God is not in very good terms. I was so busy with my life, new baby, new job scope and new me. I caught up with my busyness and I forgot I need God in my life. So, I U-turn and fix my relationship with God by read His word every day and pray every day even when I don't need anything.

When you having an issue with your mental health, don't keep it to yourself. Find your trusted friends and family and talk to them. If that does not make you feel okay, please please seek professional help. Don't do this on your own.

Just in case you wanted to do a mental health screening, you can try below,

Just in case you know someone that has a thought on suicide, please contact below:

Thank you so much for visit and reading my post until the end.
I hope it useful for you.

Love,
Aya

 

1.2.21

Karl Sibal is 7 months young!


My son is officially 7 months now! Praised the LORD!

We have come this far my son and my husband. Praise the Lord for always with us despite all challenges that we face.

My son already started eating solid and it's really challenging to find the right food for him and my WFH schedule too.