9 Instagram accounts to follow for mental health resources in Malaysia


By Natalie Khoo

9 Instagram accounts to follow for mental health resources in Malaysia

[TW: This article includes mention of abuse, violence, rape, suicide, and mental health disorders]

For more than a year now, the world has been fighting an invisible Great War that is Covid-19. On top of that, most, if not all of us, have personal struggles to deal with, whether as a result of the pandemic or life’s many obstacles. Don’t even get us started on all the other sociopolitical tensions and humanitarian crises that have plagued the news and our social media feeds of late.

All of the above, coupled with living in isolation, can be overwhelming for even the most cheerful and optimistic of us. It’s more important than ever to check in with yourself and your loved ones, especially with regards to one’s mental health. Remember that it’s okay not to be okay, but do consider seeking professional help if your mental struggles are seriously affecting your daily routine.

In case you don’t know where to start, one way is to equip yourself with practical resources on social media. We’ve rounded up nine Instagram accounts to follow right now for professional tips and important helplines to note.

ThoughtFull (@athoughtfullworld)


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Created by former banker turned founder and CEO Joan Low, ThoughtFull is a digital mental health startup that aims to provide affordable, approachable, and accessible mental health solutions via its app. Both professionals and clients can join the platform, connecting users with their preferred type of therapy. ThoughtFull’s Instagram is also regularly updated with practical tips to practise meditation, self-care, restful sleep and more positive mental habits that benefit all users, whether they struggle with mental health or not.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Mind Faculty (@themindfacultykl)


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The Mind Faculty is a premium mental health clinic based in Solaris Mont Kiara, offering a range of psychiatric, psychological, counselling and complementary therapies. Aside from being a direct platform for therapy, the page frequently posts easily digestible insights on various mental issues and symptoms—from self-sabotaging behaviour to fight or flight responses—in order to educate users and destigmatise mental health.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Womens Aid Organisation (@womensaidorg)

The Women’s Aid Organisation offers free shelter, mental health support and crisis support to women and children in Malaysia. It primarily serves the needs of women who suffer from domestic violence, abuse, rape and trauma, by providing hotlines and contacts for emergencies. Additionally, the platform holds training sessions for volunteers and donation drives from time to time, so you can also give back to the cause.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Malaysia Mental Health Association (@mmha_1968)



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