Community Dialogue: Let’s Talk Mental Health

The 2015 National Health and Morbidity Surveys showed that one in three Malaysians suffer from mental health issues due to stress. Why does this happen? What can we do as an individual, a community to improve our inner well-being?

In this community dialogue, our objectives are to increase open discussion of mental health, debate the current healthcare landscape of Malaysia, and hear from the audience on the perspective of receiving mental healthcare.

In a safe space, we wish to debunk the myth of mental health and provide tools to the audience so that we can better support each other’s journey without judgement.


How much does it cost?
RM 20 (early bird ending 28th Aug)
RM 30 (Bring a friend ending 28th Aug)
RM 25 (Normal/walk in)
*Free for WORQ members*

Who is it for?
Students, working professionals, entrepreneurs, parents and anyone who would like to learn more about managing stress and mental health.

7.30 – 7.50 Ice-breaking discussion
7.50 – 8.30 Panel Discussion Part 1 + Group Discussion
8.30 - 9.15 Panel Discussion Part 2 + Group Discussion
9.15 - 9.30 Harvest & Wrap up


Isabelle Thye is a content writer and co-founder of Own Your Story, passionate about empowering young people to stay true to their authentic self and create a fulfilling life in their own term.

1. Jolene Chong
Jolene is a supervisor at Early Autism Project Malaysia, and owns a MSc in Mental Health Studies from King's College London. She firmly believes that everyone has a purpose in this world, and derives great strength from loved ones and desserts.

2. Catherine Ooi
Catherine runs Death Cafe PJ and an NGO hospice, also located in PJ. Her current mission is getting more people to entertain the idea of death.. but to also be entertained by it. Notable accomplishments includes playing board games for 30 hours, sans sleep, and eating her way through 4 continents.

3. Chitrah Karthigeyan
With background in Behavioural Neuroscience, Chitrah's expertise in psychology, coaching, yogic science and corporate training has helped her to formulate a multidimensional learning approach to deliver transformational program.


Own Your Story (OYS) is a community-run platform that bridges creators and spaces through ‘fun, experiential & explorative’ experiences in urban centres, creating a safe space for self-expression, exploration and transformation.

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Thu Aug 29, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MYT
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Early Brid SOLD OUT RM20.00
Bring A Friend SOLD OUT RM30.00
Normal / Walk In SOLD OUT RM25.00
Venue Address
3A-01A, Glo Damansara, 699, Jalan Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Own Your Story (OYS)