Malaysian Mental Health Association taps IBM to engage at-risk youth

The Malaysian Mental Health Association and IBM will team up through IBM's Impact Grant Program, a pro bono initiative that provides consulting services to nonprofits.

MMHA, a Petaling Jaya, Malaysia-based nonprofit, will develop a social media strategy with the help of IBM, to engage at-risk youth suffering from mental health issues. Through this strategy, the organizations aim to improve public awareness about mental health issues and to encourage those with questions or symptoms to reach out for help.

"The aim of the social media approach is to enable MMHA to disarm mental health stigmas, raise awareness on correct health information from reputable sources and aggregate conversations and connections, especially between young people, with others who are experiencing similar challenges," said See Cheng Siang, president of MMHA.

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