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Mercy Malaysia Initiates Psychosocial Support Hotline For Sabahans During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mercy Malaysia Initiates Psychosocial Support Hotline For Sabahans During COVID-19 Pandemic

If you live in Sabah, good news.

A psychosocial support hotline has been set up to help Sabahans especially with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Malay Mail reported that the service was initiated by Mercy Malaysia.

Its health coordinator Masniza Mustafa said that rising COVID-19 cases in the state could affect people’s mental health and psychosocial support was much needed.

Overwhelming emotions

Help at hand.

“The fear and anxiety of being infected and affected by this pandemic could be overwhelming and cause a strong emotion in adults and children, and it could lead to significant psychosocial consequences in the future.

“Realising the current situation and the need for psychosocial support for people in Sabah, Mercy Malaysia has responded by extending our Psychosocial Support Hotline services to people in Sabah,” said Masniza.

The service is free of charge and will be handled by clinical psychologists and counsellors who can provide Psychological First Aid.

If you are in need of a listening ear, call the hotline between 8am to 5pm daily, at 088 338088.


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