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Dulu murung, sekarang bantu pesakit mental pulih – BH 20 July 2017- featured the recovery journey of Fairuz Rahim – former Club HEAL client who then turned into a volunteer and eventually as program executive, and his goal of empowering other people with mental illness.

Healer of minds – The Sunday Times 25 December 2016 – Profile of Dr Radiah for nomination as Singaporean of the Year through her work as a mental health advocate and in forming Club HEAL.

Kelab HEAL lancarkan tiga buku bantu perjelas penyakit mental – BH 12 October – coverage of Club HEAL’s book launch of “Mind at Peace”, “Jiwa yang Tenang” and “Panic Disorder – the Choice and Willpower to Survive” at AMP and graced by Mdm Dr Halimah Yacob.

People with mental issues face job discrimination – The Straits Times 9 October 2016 – featured Hafizah and other peers and the discrimination they faced from prospective employers due to their diagnosis of mental illness.

Kounselor kongsi cabaran bantu mangsa buli – BM 9 October 2016 – featured Club HEAL Counsellor Hakim and his experience in helping a client with severe anxiety that arose from cyber bullying.

‘Voices’ in head urged her to hurt baby – The New Paper 3 October 2016 – featured the story of Hafizah Kamarulzaman, Club HEAL’s Programme Executive who has schizo-affective Disorder, and on how she became a mental health advocate and her determination to help others through psycho-education.

Create a happier, kinder environment – The Straits Time Forum Page 14 September 2016 – letter by Dr Radiah on the importance of creating a happier, kinder environment that can help tide the rising trend in suicides amongst the young.

Cabaran jaga pesakit demensia – BH 12 August 2016 – feature article on the challenges faced by a caregiver of a person with demensia who has benefited from Club HEAL’s day rehab programme @ Marsiling.

Pengalaman sendiri tangani kakak alami skizofrenia – BH 12 August 2016 – feature article on Dr Radiah Salim’s personal experience as a caregiver for her sister who has schizophrenia.

She once thought being bipolar was ‘fun’…– The New Paper 9 August 2016 – Feature article on Club HEAL’s writer Yohanna Abdullah – her battle with bipolar disorder and her journey towards becoming a mental health advocate.

Kelab Heal ketiga dibuka rasmi di Pasir Ris – BM 24 July 2016 – “Club Heal’s third premises officially opened in Pasir Ris” – report on the official opening of Club HEAL’s third premises located at Pasir Ris East by MP Zainal Sapari.

Ketahui hal kebajikan penjaga, panduan demensia di seminar BH – BH 20 July 2016 – “Know caregivers’ needs, dementia guide at BH seminar” – pre- seminar report on Dr Radiah’s topic of “Caring for a loved one with dementia” and description of Club HEAL’s newly extended service to persons with dementia and their caregivers.

She taps into her grief to help others heal – The Sunday Times 19 June 2016 – featured the story of Club HEAL para-counsellor Aneez Fathima who shared how the loss of her loved ones led to her eventual life mission to help other caregivers though her work at Club HEAL.

For Fairuz, it’s time to pay back to community – The Straits Time 2 June 2016 – by Daniel Neo (NTU graduate) featured Club HEAL’s Healing friend Fairuz who has been helping Club HEAL’s clients through his talents in pottery and other handicraft. Fairuz has MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) and was a former client of Club HEAL.

Usah abaikan tanda kemurungan warga emas – BH 23 May 2016 – “Don’t ignore signs of depression among the elderly” – report on Club HEAL’s expansion to assist the elderly with mental health issues and their caregivers through psycho-education and home-based interventions.

The stigma of depression: Those who suffer in silence – CNA news 18 May 2016 – report by Lianne Chia on the fact that stigma associated with clinical depression could still be preventing people from seeking help featured interviews with Dr Radiah and Mdm Junainah Eusope, Peer Support Specialist from Club HEAL on the topic.

Golf Amal AMP kumpul $144,000 untuk Kelab Heal – BH 18 May 2016 – “AMP Charity Golf raises $144,000 for Club HEAL” – report on AMP’s efforts to raise funds and the profile of Club HEAL through charity golf in commemoration of AMP’s Silver Jubillee.

Kelab Heal masih perlukan dana – BH 10 May 2016 – “Club HEAL still needs funding” – features Club HEAL’s participation in Singapore Press Holdings annual Charity Carnival. As BH’s adopted charity, Club HEAL was given a booth at the carnival to promote Club HEAL and gather support from SPH staff.

Membezakan antara gangguan makhluk halus dengan halusinasi – BH 25 April 2016 – “Differentiating being possessed and hallucinations” – article by Dr Radiah on the difference between being possessed and having symptoms of psychosis such as hallucinations and delusions and the importance of mutual cooperation between conventional medical treatment and alternative therapies.

Halimah: Sokongan dan kerjasama masyarakat penting bagi tangani isu penyakit mental – BM 24 April 2016 – “Halimah: Support and cooperation from the community important to help solve mental health issues” – coverage of Official Opening of the Marsiling branch of Club HEAL with message of GOH Mdm Halimah Yacob on the community’s role in removing barriers such as stigma.

Bantu selamatkan satu nyawa – BH 11 February 2016 – “Help save a life” – article by Dr Radiah on the importance of preventing suicides with tips on how to recognize that a person may be suicidal and steps to be taken.

Kaya jiwa = hidup lebih ‘senang’ – BH 5 January 2016 – “Rich mind = ‘easier’ life – article by Dr Radiah on the fact that real poverty is the poverty of the spirit rather than being poor materially.

Guna formula ‘DUIT’ untuk hadapi periksa – BH 27 October 2015 – “Use ‘DUIT’ formula to face exams” – article by Dr Radiah on how to manage exam stress.

“The Mind Matters” – one of Club HEAL’s beneficiaries “Ani” featured in DETIK Programme on Channel Suria on 21 October 2015 – she shared her recovery journey from schizophrenia.

Melenyapkan stigma pesakit mental – BH 14 October 2015 – “Eradicating stigma against people with mental illness” – article by Dr Radiah on how Hope, Empowerment, Acceptance and Love helps people with mental illness heal and help remove stigma.

Halimah: Sediakan sokongan bagi pesakit mental – BM 11 October 2015 – “Halimah: Provide support to people with mental illness” – featured the book launch of “Shattered, We HEAL II” and it’s Malay version “Berkecai Kami Pulih II” on World Mental Health Day 2015 – with Mdm Halimah Yacob commenting on the importance of educating the public about mental health issues and supporting people with mental illness in the community.

Terapi diri dengan melukis – BH 18 September 2015 – “Self therapy through art” – featured Club HEAL Volunteer and local Celebrity Noor Naserima who shared that she pursued the arts including acting and drawing in order to help her overcome depression.

Peruntuk masa bantu pesakit mental – BH 27 August 2015 – “Setting aside time to help people with mental illness” – featured Club HEAL ex-co Ms Lubna Shah’s volunteer work in Club HEAL and her vision of having Peers run Club HEAL in the future.

Pusat  Kelab Heal kini diperluas, mampu tampung kegiatan tambahan – BM 16 August 2015 – “Club Heal’s premises extended, able to give room for more activities” – report on Club HEAL’s Bukit Batok East premises extension which gives extra space for counselling sessions and activities for rehabilitation such as pottery which helps empower participants of the rehab programme.

Harapan Kelab Heal: Perkasa pesakit dan penjaga – BM 5 July 2015 – “Club Heal’s Hope: Empower Patients and Caregivers” – article written by Dr Radiah Salim in conjunction with SG 50 celebrations – on Club HEAL’s past, present and future, with the hope that Club HEAL will one day be successfully be run by people with mental illness and their caregivers.

60 bukan Islam berpuasa untuk kumpul dana $3,000 – BM 28 June 2015 – ” 60 non-Muslims fast to collect $3,000 in funds” – featured the fast-a-thon and the breaking fast ceremony on 27th June –  jointly organised by Club HEAL and Bukit Batok East MAEC at the Bukit Batok East CC which was graced by Mdm Halimah Yacob.

Selepas pulih, sumbang balik kepada masyarakat – BH 19 Mei 2015 – “After recovery, contributing back to society” – featured Club HEAL’s Peer Specialist Mdm Junainah and Club HEAL’s Peer Mr Muhammad Hazique at Club HEAL’s booth at SPH’s Charity Carnival.

Club HEAL featured in Detik on Suria on 13 May 2015 -mental health issues among youths was highlighted and one of Club HEAL’s clients shared her story on how she managed her illness (schizophrenia and postnatal depression) and is able to contribute back to society by becoming one of Club HEAL’s volunteers.

“There’s no shame in mental illness” – the Sunday Times 10 May 2015 – featured the story of Dr Radiah Salim and how family tragedies spurred her to set up Club HEAL to raise awareness and dispel stigma linked with mental disorders

Fahami skizofrenia untuk bantu pesakit atasi penyakit – BH 5 May 2015 –  “Understand schizophrenia to help patients recover” – an article by Dr Radiah on schizophrenia – cause, symptoms and treatment.

Realiti pesakit bipolar ditelanjangkan – BH 17 April 2015 – “The reality of a bipolar patient revealed” – an article on the theater production of the monologue “Naked” by Teater Kami –  profiling the life of Yohanna Abdullah who has bipolar disorder –  commenting about how this production reveals the  challenges experienced by a person with bipolar illness.

Gangguan bipolar keterlaluan – BH 8 April 2015 – article by Dr Radiah Salim on bipolar disorder – nature and treatment.

Antara bipolar bisu dengan bipolar bising… – BH 8 April 2015 – article by Yohanna Abdullah on “Nuri” – a person with bipolar disorder on how the illness has affected her life.

Mengimbangi Impian Singapura – BH 19 March 2015 – article by Dr Radiah Salim – “Finding a balance in the Singapore Dream” – discussing the possible negative repercussions of chasing the 5 C’s (Car, Cash, Credit Card, Condo and Country Club Membership) on Singaporeans.

Nikmat memberi berdasar berdasar niat – BH 11 March 2015 – article by Dr Radiah Salim – “The joy of giving is based on intention” – explaining that there is much to be joyful about in the act of giving if accompanied by sincere intent.

Yang terbaik dalam hidup tidak perlu dibayar – BH 3 March 2015 – article by Dr Radiah Salim – “The best things in life are free” – stressing the fact that happiness need not carry a heavy price tag.

Halimah: Perlu lebih usaha bantu pesakit mental – BM 15 February 2015 – report on the book launch of the Malay version of “Shattered We HEAL”, i.e. “Berkecai Kami Pulih” with GOH Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament and Patron of Club HEAL emphasizing on the need for more concerted efforts to help people with mental illness.

Peranan gen dalam penyakit – BH 14 February 2015 – article by Dr Radiah Salim on the role of genes in illnesses including mental illness.

Kesihatan baik = mental sihat – BH 24 January 2015 – article by Dr Radiah Salim on the link between physical health and mental resilience.

Emerging from solitude’s dark heart – Sunday Times 16 November 2014 – report on the launch of music cd “Solitude” by Club HEAL beneficiary and singer-songwriter Suf Supiani who suffers from Panic Disorder.

Kisah cabaran pesakit mental dibukukan – BH 13 October 2014 – report on the launch of “Shattered, We HEAL” that took place on 11 October. GOH Mdm Halimah Yacob expressed her hope that the book will help educate the public on mental health issues and help correct misconceptions about mental illness.

Dengarlah Jeritan Batinku – BH 9 October 2014 – article by Dr Radiah on why PMI’s may behave in a manner that breaks social norms or commit ‘crimes’. Also launch of the book “Shattered, We HEAL” announced.

Kesan kesihatan mental di kalangan kaum Adam dan Hawa – BH 15 August 2014 – article by Dr Radiah on mental health issues among men and women.

Menjadi pengasuh kepada orang yang memerlukan satu tugas mulia – BM 10 August 2014 – article by Dr Radiah on the joys of caregiving.

Pemberian maaf penawar hati yang luka – BH 28 July 2014 – article by Dr Radiah on the role of forgiveness in the healing process.

Club HEAL kutip $1,600 dengan cepat melalui Fast-a-thon – BH 23 July 2014 – Featured Club HEAL’s efforts at fundraising through fast-a-thon which also aims to promote interreligious understanding by encouraging non-Muslim friends to fast for a day in Ramadan. 32 non-Muslims took part.

Gerai BH bantu jual kraf pesakit mental – BH 11 July 2014 – Featured BH’s support to Club HEAL by sharing their space at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar for the promotion of Club HEAL’s pushcart products to the general public.

Kelab HEAL kumpul derma – Berita Harian 27 June 2014 – Featured  the first Friday Prayers island-wide mosque collection effort by Club HEAL to raise funds, together with a brief summary of Club HEAL’s mission and vision.

Halimah: Usaha tingkat kesedaran penyakit mental harus berterusan – Berita Minggu 15 June 2014 – Mdm Halimah Yacob urged that efforts to increase awareness on mental health issues should be ongoing – her message as GOH during the launch of Club HEAL psychiatric rehabilitation programme at Al-Wehdah (The Arab Association of Singapore).

Club HEAL jadi badan angkat BH (Club HEAL adopted charity of BH) – Berita Harian 12 June 2014 – Club HEAL becomes Berita Harian’s adopted charity – Dr Radiah Salim expressed hope that this will allow the faster spread of accurate information about mental illness that will help combat the stigma and remove barriers to recovery.

Club HEAL featured in Detik on Suria on 28 May 2014 – mental health issues among youths was highlighted and one of Club HEAL’s caregivers shared his experience of having a teenage son who developed mental illness at 14.

Our Peer Specialist Junainah Eusope has battled with depression for 16 years. Her story was featured in the TV program On the Red Dot Wednesday 14 May 2014 on Channel 5. Repeat telecast on CNA 18 May 2014 10.30pm.

Siapa kata pesakit mental tak boleh sembuh? (Who says mental patients cannot recover?)– Berita Harian 19 Mac 2014 – article by Dr Radiah Salim on factors needed to help persons with mental illness recover.

Badan meterai MOU dengan Kelab Heal (Body signs MOU with Club HEAL) – Berita Harian 17 Mac 2014 – Announcement of the support of Al-Wehdah (the Arab Association of Singapore) to Club HEAL since the signing of an MOU in December 2013 allowing the use of Al’Wehdah’s premises for day psychiatric rehabilitation programme of Club HEAL.

Navigating life’s highs and lows – The Sunday Times 23 February 2014 – features writer Yohanna Abdullah and her journey of coping with bipolar disorder to the point of acceptance.

Bila dilanda resah gelisah…(When stricken with anxiety…) – Berita Harian 8 Januari 2014 – article by Dr Radiah Salim on Anxiety and Depression.

Mengelak minda jadi sakit  (Preventing the mind from becoming unwell) – Berita Harian 18 December 2013 – article by Dr Radiah Salim on the link between mental and physical wellness and ways to cope with stress by “PACE” – Positive, Active, Clear, Energetic – method.

Mental kuat, kukuh semangat – Guru lalui kehidupan penuh cabaran deritai gangguan bipolar dan reumatoid artritis  ( Mental resilience, strengthen spirits) – Berita Harian 4 November 2013

Charity plans third centre for the mentally ill – Club HEAL is also looking to raise awareness among the public and boost the skills of its volunteers (Badan kebajikan rancangkan pusat ketiga untuk pesakit mental) – Sunday Times 20 October 2013

Help those with mental illnesses, Yaacob urges (Bantu mereka yang mempunyai sakit mental, gesa Yaacob) – Straits Times 25 September 2013

Acara golf kumpul $100,000 – dianjur Kelab HEAL dan AMP, dana bagi bantu pesakit jiwa (Golf event garnered $100,000 – organized by Club HEAL and AMP, funds for helping persons with mental illness) – Berita Harian 25 September 2013.

Usah takut; dampingi dan sayangi (Do not be afraid; get to know and give love) – Berita Harian 6 August 2013, commentary by Dr Radiah Salim that persons with mental illnesses need to feel that they are valued and loved to aid their recovery process, hence the importance of getting committed befrienders or “HEALing firiends”.

AP PAP Melayu derma $15,000 bantu pesakit mental – Berita Minggu 21 July 2013, featured the strong support of the Malay PAP MP’s towards Club HEAL’s programmes for PMHI’s and caregivers, by their Ramadan contribution of $15,000 to Club HEAL at Wisma Mendaki.

Ganding bahu bantu pesakit mental – Berita Harian 15 June 2013, featured club HEAL’s official opening at BBE by Mdm Halimah Yacob, who urged other grassroots organizations at Bukit Batok to support club HEAL’s efforts at helping PMHI’s. The importance of gaining more ‘healing friends’ like Mdm Bee Bee Noor Jahan was also shared.

Terima dana wakaf – Berita Harian 12 June 2013, featured club HEAL receiving funding for the first time from wakaf assets administered by MUIS.

Meniti Harapan (Bridging Hope) – Berita Harian 6 May 2013, commentary by Dr Radiah Salim on the importance of continuing support from the community, in particular, employers, to club HEAL’s rehabilitation program by giving persons with mental illness job opportunities, thereby allowing them to contribute to family and society.

Berubah kepada positif lepas jalani rawatan – Berita Harian 5 April 2013, page 6 – 3 articles on club HEAL – the first 2 was on the success stories of club HEAL participants of the rehab programme, the 3rd was on the club HEAL short films and how they potray real-life problems faced by persons with mental health issues and their families.

In need of helping hands – they dream of marrying and having a job, Sunday Times, 24 march 2013, featured the work of dedicated volunteers like Rosni Ali who teaches yoga at Club HEAL. It also highlights the difficulties of getting volunteers and possible solutions to the problem of volunteer shortage.

Mental Illness or Jinn Disturbance,  Muzlimbuzz, 7 March 2013 http://muzlimbuzz.sg/2013/03/07/mental-illness-jinn-disturbance/

Dilema, stigma pesakit mental, Berita Harian, 13 Februari 2013, page 1-The article features the poignant story of a caregiver and her son with schizophrenia and the challenges they faced, in particular highlighting how traditional barriers like stigma and belief in the supernatural causes resulted in treatment delay. In the same issue (page 10), the importance of seeking early treatment is explained.

Providing HEALing for mental illness, The Sunday Times, 25 November 2012, page 22 – this article explained that club HEAL was formed to provide a psychiatric rehabilitation service that cater to the cultural needs of the Malay-Muslim community. Minister of State (MSF) Mdm Halimah Yacob  stressed the need for groups like club HEAL which can help disseminate correct beliefs, thereby bridging the gap between traditional and evidence-based medicine.

Club HEAL featured in Lensa Ramadan at Channel Suria on 25 July 2012. Our day rehab program at Al-Khair Mosque was showcased.

Diterima Mesra, Berita Harian, 6 June 2012, page 10. The article explores the programme in one of the days at Club HEAL’s psychiatric rehab service at masjid Al-Khair.

Gangguan mungkin mental, bukan makhluk halus, Berita Harian, 21 May 2012, page 1. The article highlights the forum “Saka atau Baka” and the Club HEAL launch that took place the day before.

Pelancaran Kelab HEAL, Berita Harian, 16 May 2012, page 13. The article highlights the launch of Club HEAL at Al-Khair mosque with MP Zaqy Mohamad as Guest-of-Honour, accompanied by public forum “Saka atau Baka” or “Genie vs Genes”.

Merawat Pesakit Mental, Berita Minggu, 1 April 2012, page 12. The article highlights Club HEAL and features a caregiver of a mental patient.

Club HEAL featured in Akhir Kata on 29 March 2012 at Channel Suria. The volunteers’ orientation tea at Pertapis was featured with Madam Zaiton, a caregiver, interviewed. She highlighted the current lack of stepdown care facilities for the Malay/Muslim patients. This was followed by a panel discussion on the issue of mental illness and current challenges among the Malay/Muslim community with Dr Radiah Salim, Dr Bibi Jan Ayyub and Sister Yang Chek Salikin with Mr Othman Bohari moderating.

Badan khusus bantu pesakit mental Muslim ditubuhkan, Berita Harian, 21 March 2012. The article highlights about Club HEAL, our upcoming Volunteer’s Tea and Fund-raising Bazaar.

Pesakit Mental Perlu Dibantu, Berita Minggu, 26 February 2012, page 15.
The article highlights the current situation of mental health in Singapore and about Club HEAL.

 

 

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