Raised of MYR 1,000.00 target.
I am Abdur-Rahman Ridwan. I became interested in mental health care when I went through my share of mental distress some years back during my undergraduate studies. While I was gradually healing, I resolved to meet and support those who were struggling with their mental health. This made me take casual walks on the campus to approach random people whom I had observed in real-time to have low moods or looked distressed.
Walking up to meet random people was a herculean task for me because of my introverted personality and my expat status in that environment. In other words, it was very challenging for me to actualize the mission I had in mind. Nevertheless, when there is strong willpower, there is likely to be a way. I eventually found a way to meet my first stranger-friend and the raw emotional sharing moments we had together inspired me to look out for similar moments in the second, third, and others, even though the first task of approaching them remained challenging.
Upon meeting them, I would try to cheer them up, motivate, and provide safe spaces for those who had deeper concerns to express themselves. To ventilate the troubles that they find difficult sharing with even their own families. This undertaking was not only a significant part of the healing process for those lovely people but for myself as well. I tried to listen, empathize, and be compassionate by sharing my stories and strategies which they could tweak to improve their conditions and also connected them to relevant resources that could improve their mental health. These moments were therapeutic and absolutely fulfilling for me and I always wanted to do more of it.
To amplify my support for helping people through their mental health journeys, I joined a community-oriented mental health non-profit known as SOLS Health where I am grateful to have worked with extremely dedicated mental health professionals who are dedicated to improving the mental health of individuals and communities.
Among other exciting mental health projects, SOLS Health is currently concerned about the unfortunate situation of women and children domestic violence survivors who are unable to move on with their lives well despite being economically empowered to do so. Does this sound shocking to you? Let it not be. In reality, women and children who have experienced domestic violence go through a lot of emotions including fear, confusion, anger, or even numbness. They are also prone to experience some form of mental distress conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic disorder among others. Due to all of these, It is extremely difficult for them to move on with their lives, hustle, and functional well while still being haunted by the traumatic memories and dealing with these range of emotional troubles that come along with them.
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Raised of MYR 1,000.00 target.
I am Abdur-Rahman Ridwan. I became interested in mental health care when I went through my share of mental distress some years back during my ... Read more
MYR 50.00 raised.