Look out for mental health signs early


Ngoo (fourth from right) from PgCare handing over a hamper to Teng.

OBSERVATION is key when looking out for colleagues or employees who might be facing mental health issues.

Penang Care Society (PgCare) chairman Dr Ngoo Seong Boon said it was about understanding the common mental health problems, in particular, depression, anxiety, psychosis, suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury.

“There is a need to learn the signs and symptoms of mental health, and how to get help and what sort of help has been proven by research to be effective.

(From left) Trisha receiving a hamper from Rapid Penang’s Nur Afruz and Marni Izzati.(From left) Trisha receiving a hamper from Rapid Penang’s Nur Afruz and Marni Izzati.

“This is where we, as a non-governmental and non-profit organisation, want to step in and provide the correct modules and points of reference to help detect a change in one’s emotions, especially in companies,” he said when visiting The Star Pitt Street office to hand over Chinese New Year goodies.

Ngoo and other representatives from PgCare handed over goodies to The Star senior news editor Alex Teng and journalist N. Trisha.

Representatives of Rapid Penang also came to share some festive cheer with The Star.

Rapid business communications associates, Nur Afruz Aqilah Abdul Aziz and Marni Izzati Mohd Ismail dropped off goodies and wished the best for the new year ahead.

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