Darien Liew & Vytheswari | 23 February 2019
On the 23rd February 2019, MMI Malaysia has worked alongside with Taylor’s University Medical Society (TUMS) in organising the second chapter of the MMI Mental Health Series – Cuts + Bruises. This year, MMI has decided on the theme of self-harm and suicide. A total of 95 participants registered for the event. It was held at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya. This event is a joint collaboration between Taylor’s University, TUMS and Tribeless.
The symposium comprises of Multidisciplinary Team Discussion (MDT), workshops, keynote, panel discussion, and Tribeless. Dorian Wilde, a guest speaker from Galen Centre took off the morning session with a very moving speech on his struggles during his teen years up till later part of his life.
A series of workshops were conducted on that day including Emergency Crisis and Response, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reaching out & Connecting etc.
Putting mental health into perspective, one of our goals was to allow participants to fully immerse themselves in understanding emotions and feelings. Tribeless Conversation by Tribeless is a session where we create a safe space for participants to converse without facing the detrimental effect of being judged. This session was curated to allow participants to connect on a grassroots level, creating a culture of empathy.
Cuts + Bruises concluded at 5.00 PM that afternoon and it was a success with a myriad of positive feedback from the delegates.