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MMI Podcast: Mental Health During Crises and Pandemics

With the ever-growing number of cases of COVID-19, there is also increasing anxiety over the current situation and worry about what looms for us in the future. In times like this, we need to take care of our mental health, as much as we take care of our physical health. Thus, do watch this space as we release our podcast episodes to cover on topics of how you can take care of your mental health during this time of distress. For more information, you can also read through our handbook here: https://issuu.com/malaysianmedics/docs/mental_health_wellbeing_and_coping_2020__1_ To read more about our works for COVID 19, click on here: https://www.malaysianmedics.org/covid-19

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With the ever-growing number of cases of COVID-19, there is also increasing anxiety over the current situation and worry about what looms for us in the future. In times like this, we need to take care of our mental health, as much as we take care of our physical health. Thus, do watch this space as we release our podcast episodes to cover on topics of how you can take care of your mental health during this time of distress. For more information, you can also read through our handbook here: https://issuu.com/malaysianmedics/docs/mental_health_wellbeing_and_coping_2020__1_ To read more about our works for COVID 19, click on here: https://www.malaysianmedics.org/covid-19

Ep. 07: Feeling Fine Online

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We have now reached the end of our series. Hope you'd enjoy our final episode.  

In this episode, we have collaborated with Dr. Philip George, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist. He is currently a professor at the clinical school of International Medical University and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban. He will be sharing on the effects of social media during the period of Movement Control Order (MCO).

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Jun 03 2020

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Ep. 06 Part 2: Adding Insult To Injury

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In this episode, we have collaborated with Dr. Sivakumar Thurairajasingam, who is a consultant psychiatrist with specialization in Addiction and Drug Substitution Therapy. He will be sharing specific guidance to cope with the crisis, especially for individuals with pre-existing mental health disorders as well as alcohol and substance use disorders. Stay tuned for part 2 of this episode! 

If you feel that you are in a mental health crisis, do reach out to Befrienders at 0376272929 or the Talian Nur Hotline at 15999. Remember, you are not alone going through this crisis.

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May 28 2020

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Ep. 06 Part 1: Adding Insult To Injury

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In this episode, we have collaborated with Dr. Sivakumar Thurairajasingam, who is a consultant psychiatrist with specialization in Addiction and Drug Substitution Therapy. He will be sharing specific guidance to cope with the crisis, especially for individuals with pre-existing mental health disorders as well as alcohol and substance use disorders. Stay tuned for part 2 of this episode! 

If you feel that you are in a mental health crisis, do reach out to Befrienders at 0376272929 or the Talian Nur Hotline at 15999. Remember, you are not alone going through this crisis.

Read the transcript for this Episode here

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Wy8vZypLDlTgDBvPIx8zH

We are now also available on Apple Podcast accessible here. If you like our episodes, do subscribe and rate our podcast episodes on iTunes:

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May 27 2020

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Ep. 05: Braving The Pandemic

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In this episode, “Braving the Pandemic”, Dr Sean will be sharing his working experience in the battle against COVID-19 and how the pandemic is affecting the mental health of the frontliners. Dr Sean is a frontliner who currently works as a medical officer in Malaysia. A graduate of Perdana University - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme, he is also the current president of MMI Doctors. 

If you feel that you are in a mental health crisis, do reach out to Befrienders at 0376272929 or the Talian Nur Hotline at 15999. You are never alone in this. 

On behalf of the MMI Podcast team and our organization, Malaysian Medics International, we would like to thank all the frontliners for all their hard work.

Read the transcript for this Episode here

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Wy8vZypLDlTgDBvPIx8zH

We are now also available on Apple Podcast accessible here. If you like our episodes, do subscribe and rate our podcast episodes on iTunes:

May 10 2020

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Ep. 04: Relief From Grief

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Hey, everyone!

In this episode, we have collaborated with Dr. Edmund Ng, a psychology and theology practitioner, and one of the few asians who own a fellowship in Thanatology (Grief Therapy) and the Founding President of the National Association of Christian Counsellors Malaysia as well as the current President of the Asia Christian Counseling Association. . He will be sharing on how illnesses, loss of family and friends to COVID-19, as well as loss of livelihood will cause immense grief in the community.

Read the transcript for this Episode here

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Wy8vZypLDlTgDBvPIx8zH

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May 04 2020

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Ep. 03: Eat Well, Cope Well

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Ladies and gentlemen!

Let us introduce our speaker for Episode 3 of the podcast series, MMI Mental Health: Crises and Pandemics, Ms Ceymone Ng.

For our third episode entitled "Eat well, Cope well", Ms Ceymone Ng will be sharing her expertise regarding nutrition during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and how to mitigate any negative aspects of our diet. 

Ms Ceymone is currently a dietician who works at Nutrafit. She is a graduate of International Medical University (IMU).


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Apr 24 2020

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Ep. 02: Sweat Out The Stress

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In this episode, we have collaborated with Miss Pua Yu Qing, a fitness enthusiast as well as a social media influencer recently featured on Mashable Malaysia. She will be sharing exercising tips and tricks on coping with stress and creative workout ideas at home without any gym equipment, especially during Movement Control Order. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, feel free to give us a shoutout on our Facebook page at Malaysian Medics International. #MMIPodcast #stayhomestaytuned

Apr 19 2020

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Ep. 01: Alone, The Future Unknown

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Introducing the first episode of the podcast series with our speaker Dr Cindy Niap Pei Sze! For this episode, our host, Siva Nyanawati together with Dr Cindy will be sharing with us about some of the ways of coping with loneliness and anxiety in the midst of our fight against the COVID-19 crisis.  Dr Cindy is a senior lecturer for Psychiatry at Monash University Malaysia and a graduate of University of Malaya, where she had completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme and Master in Psychological Medicine. The podcast for episode 1 is also now available on Spotify and Apple Podcast for your ease of listening on mobile devices, which you may click through the link below. 

Read the transcript for this Episode here

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7B2uOfDPn8bMByA72eE78g?si=VJ-phiXPQ6KIKcKrLiyD3Q

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Apr 11 2020

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Ep. 00: MMI Podcast: Mental Health During Crises and Pandemics

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Welcome to the beginning of our podcast episodes, we will be discussing on dealing with anxiety, how to stay fit, maintaining a healthy diet, managing your underlying mental health condition among others. We are also available on Spotify and Apple Podcast if you would like to listen on your mobile devices. Stay tuned as we release more episodes.

Read the transcript for this Episode here

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7B2uOfDPn8bMByA72eE78g?si=-EX-adWCSPiHi5VeYUOs4w

We are now also available on Apple Podcast accessible here. If you like our episodes, do subscribe and rate our podcast episodes on iTunes:

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Apr 11 2020

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