What is SOLS Health?
SOLS Health is a behavioural health centre that connects clients to accessible individual, family and community mental health and nutritional services with an emphasis on combating the stigma of mental health in Malaysia.
Why does SOLS Health exist?
1 in 3 Malaysians suffer from mental health issues.
80% of our professionals report that among their clients, family is the biggest discriminator.
61% of Malaysians believe sufferers are to be blamed for their condition.
76.5% of Malaysians believe that there is no such thing as mental health.
We believe that behavioural health is one of the most critical determinants to physical health, personal wellness and good quality of life.
The above statistics and unfortunate and widespread stigma of mental health in Malaysia is worrying. This stigma is based on ignorance, it culminates in discrimination, and it results in suffering.
We will not stop until going to the psychologist for your behavioural problems is recognised and accepted in the same light as going to the doctor for your medical problems. We exist because we believe that there is no health without mental health.
Early Childhood Intervention Services
Dietary & Nutritional Services
Individual Psychotherapy & Counseling
Professional Learning Assistant
Mental Health Screenings and Psychological Assessments
Couples & Family Therapy
Group Psychotherapy and Support
Customised Group Workshops & Trainings
Clients with a monthly household income below a certain threshold will qualify for subsidized rates. We do this in the interest of underprivileged communities. We also regularly conduct public talks and workshops to raise mental health awareness, in an effort to combat the twin barriers of mental health stigma and affordability.
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What is Therapy?
That’s a really good question isn’t it? What is therapy exactly? What does it involve? Most people have a pretty good idea what happens in the doctor’s office, but what about the psychologists’? Well, the first thing to remember is that, in fact, it’s significantly simpler than the visit to the clinic.
Therapy is basically the process to relieve you of mental illness. You could be bothered by stress, sadness, or anger. It could be anxiety over financial problems or a relationship. It could be any challenge that you face in daily life!
In the therapy room, the you and the psychologist sit down and strategize on how to solve your issues, with the aim of putting you in a better frame of mind than before. It’s that simple!
What happens before therapy?
Step 1: CONTACT US
Via phone, email, or Facebook. We will answer your initial concerns. You can call us at +603-9054-8547 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Step 2: PROVIDE INFO
We will then send you an initial intake form to fill out.
This intake form will ask for your basic information and important details like medical history and current symptoms.
Step 3: SCHEDULING
The information received is then used to assign a suitable therapist based on compatibility and your availability.
We’ll then contact you to confirm the appointment.
Step 4: REGISTRATION
The day is here, you’re at the center.
Before we start, we require you to fill out another form for record keeping and legal purposes.
Step 5: CONSENT
Now, your therapist will explain the concept of confidentiality, so that you know how your information is kept. This is a very critical part of psychological practice, and it is treated with the same respect as a doctor treats medical records.
We will not give anyone your information without your consent.
Step 6: CONSULTATION
The therapists will now discuss with you about your issues and determine if assessments are needed for a diagnosis.
The next step… Therapy!
Being in Therapy
What can One Expect?
From the first moment you step into therapist’s room, you can expect to find a therapist who is open minded, patient and empathetic. The therapist might might ask you many questions you might find difficult or awkward answering, but this is not out of a desire to shame or make you feel guilty. Your therapist is there to learn more about you and support you in your journey to long term change.
It can often feel like therapy might take too long to reduce your symptoms to an acceptable level (not to mention pricey too!), keep the following advice in mind to get more out of each session!
The more you understand about the therapeutic experience, the more comfortable you’ll get
Many of the activities might seem corny but many people find them effective
Don’t be afraid to bring up anything that is going through your mind during therapy
Before the session, try to describe ‘whats wrong’ and your feelings about your problem