TED Talk x Dialogue: Social Solutions to Mental Health

With mental health issues on the rise (1 in 3 Malaysians are currently struggling with related problems), many governments, research facilities and pharmaceutical companies are taking notice and administering initiatives to help the public.

But beyond the pills and the genetics, are we able to take our own steps in improving our well-being? Can we erase the stigma of these individuals being a problem to fix, and instead contribute to being part of a global/community solution with them?

“The solution to these problems does not lie in drawing more and more on your resources as an isolated individual -- that's partly what got us in this crisis. It lies on reconnecting with something bigger than you.” - Johann Hari

Join us in our TED Talk x Dialogue session as we watch, debate as well as discuss the concept of social inclusion, and to actively improve the way we think about what makes us happier.

TED Talk: This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari
In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. "If you're depressed or anxious, you're not weak and you're not crazy -- you're a human being with unmet needs," Hari says.

How much does it cost?
Early bird ticket: RM 20 (ends on 14th Jan, Tue)
Bring a friend: RM 35 for 2 (ends on 14th Jan, Tue)
Normal & Walk-in ticket: RM 25
WORQ Member: Free
* Light snacks will be provided

Where does your contribution go?
Your contribution will support the content creators to keep producing quality contents, as well as the OYS team running behind the scene to curate experiences while engaging the community.

7.00 – 7.20 Registration & Ice-breaking
7.20 – 7.40 TED Talk Screening
7.40 - 8.40 Discussion & brainstorm session
8.40 - 9.00 Harvest & Wrap up

Who should join?
Anyone who is open to share, eager to learn, and happy to meet new people.

Jolene Chong is a clinical Supervisor at Early Autism Project Malaysia, and has a MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. She is passionate about raising health awareness and inclusion on a public level, but ironically enjoys far too much dessert for her own good.

Own Your Story (OYS) is a community-run platform that cultivates personal development and human connection through 'fun, explorative and experiential' activities. Our mission is to create a safe space that empowers self-expression, exploration and growth, building authentic human connection in the process.

Venue Host
WORQ Coworking Space is your productivity work space + your awesome community of creators and entrepreneurs! Be your most productive and creative self here.
Wed Jan 15, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MYT
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Early Bird SOLD OUT RM20.00
Bring A Friend (2x Early Bird) SOLD OUT RM35.00
Normal/Walk-in SOLD OUT RM25.00
Venue Address
Unit 2-1, Level 2, The Podium, Tower 3, UOA Business Park No, 1, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a, Seksyen U1, Shah Alam Malaysia
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