World Mental Health Day falls on 10th October. The topic on mental health has gained great importance and concern as the fallout and major impacts from this ongoing global pandemic has took a huge toll on the world’s population mental and emotional health well-being. Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) has collaborated with Very Small Exhibition (VSE) to light up the facade of its main building in different hues of blue in support of World Mental Health Day on 10th October, while MHC’s annex buildings are lighted up with the art collective’s signature neon colour lights.

This Malay Heritage Centre x Very Small Exhibition support World Mental Health Day, marks the first time that VSE has lit up a National Monument. This will also be VSE longest ever “momentary” installation which typically lasts for a few hours to a few days. Visitor can visit MHC to view and enjoy this beautiful light-up from 10th October 2021 to end November 2021. MHC has extended the opening hours of its compound to 10pm daily. 

The subject on mental health, mental health awareness and mental health matters are areas that made me aware and concern about mental health. I went through a period whereby my mental and emotional health were not in a good shape and condition, especially in the past six months from May 2021. The ongoing global pandemic didn’t just affect my business, it also took a huge toll on me, my mental and emotional health. I wrote more in-depth on my personal experiences dealing and handling with mental health awareness in my article “World Mental Health Day 2021”.

We are in the midst of battling this ongoing global pandemic, we are not out of the woods yet. The situation is still very tough and difficult for many of us. I would like to encourage all of you to please take good care of yourself, your mental and emotional health well-being. Help each other, support each other, please be kind, please don’t judge. 

Let’s all unite together and we can make it through this global pandemic crisis better, stronger and more resilient.

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