by Perry Chan
“SHIELD (now called Sols Health) provides psychological assessment and therapy. I wish to do this myself one day, but I’m still a trainee for now, so it’s a great exposure for me for the future.” I once said this in 2015. I was working in Sols Health as an intern for a year. Time flies, 5 years have passed. I am already seeing clients by myself and tutoring psychology students at the university. I am currently training as a psychotherapist in a professional doctorate program at the University of Edinburgh. Without that year of experience, my dream would not come true.
I grew up in Hong Kong and I have worked in 8 different countries, ranging from developing countries to developed counties. Having been exposed to diversities and differences, I have seen privilege, prosperity, adversity, poverty, oppression in societies.
I knew that a portion of these underserved communities were suffering from mental illnesses without being able to obtain proper guidance and support. I recognised that this is a problem many underserved communities face all across the globe. This problem needs to be addressed and handled appropriately.
Sols Health aims to create awareness of psychological issues and remove the stigma that is still so very present in Malaysia regarding mental illness. I love being part of this, because this program doesn’t only focus on changing the lives and breaking barriers within individuals, but within communities.
“Power, in short, is exercised rather than possessed” said by Michel Foucault, a French philosopher. Power is not a property but a strategy. I asked myself “In what way can I use my power to empower others strategically?” This is why I chose to support this fundraising campaign.
This is to help domestic violence survivors to rebuild their lives, and at the same time, raise mental health awareness. Our support is very impactful to the society. This is how we can choose to use our power to help others, to empower the underprivileged.
by Perry Chan
“SHIELD (now called Sols Health) provides psychological assessment and therapy. I wish to do this myself one day, but I’m still a trainee for now, so it’ ... Read more
MYR 53.25 raised.