We believe that God desires that every one of his children lives in perfect health. However, due to the Fall, human being have fallen short of the glory and the health accorded them in the beginning of time. But in Psalms 34:18, the Scriptures assures us that:
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit”
The Scriptures recognize the struggle that man has with anxiety: “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” – Proverbs 12:25
- To create awareness in the church about the importance of mental health and its impact on a personal as well as at the community level.
- To destigmatize mental health by providing right information regarding mental health so that the church and families may have robust, intelligent, helpful conversations to find ways to come alongside those who are suffering from this illness and thereby, seek, or offer appropriate help and support.
- To disseminate proper and accurate information on common mental health issues in the Malaysian society.
The goal of MHA@FGAKL is for the community and church to have a more Christ-like approach to mental health.
MHA1.0 @FGAKL 2016
The Inaugural Mental Health Awareness Weekend in FGAKL was held on 8th and 9th 2016 in conjunction with the World Mental Health Day 2016. It was themed “Dignity and Grace in Mental Health.” The written feedback from more than 300 workshop participants was so encouraging that we in Family Life Counselling Unit decided to continue with this effort to bring continued awareness to this essential part of our wellbeing as children of God.
MHA2.0 @FGAKL 2017
was themed “Anxiety and Mental Health.”
MHA3.0 @FGAKL 2018
was themed “Family Relationships & Mental Health”
MHA4.0 @FGAKL 2019
current theme “Recognise. Respond. Relate.”