In teaming up with IBM for this project, MMHA will be able to use social media and the digital environment in an innovative way in managing mental health issues, said MMHA president Mr.
The project builds on a grant the MMHA received in 2016 to utilize IBM Social Media Analytics - a powerful monitoring tool that captures and consolidates insights from social media to analyze the opinions, interactions and conversation patterns expressed on Facebook, Twitter, online communities, forums and blogs to survey public perception surrounding mental health issues.
The findings spurred MMHA to strengthen its social media platform as a means to engage and share critical information on mental health with people who may not be inclined to openly seek help.
At IBM, we aim to make a sustainable impact in our communities and we find this possible for the critical area of mental health by continuing to contribute our talent and expertise to enable MMHA to increase its social media engagement, said IBM Malaysia managing director Ms.
MMHA has concerns over the universal need for the devices, as well as installation standards and maintenance.
Although MMHA lobbied hard against this bill, it predicts to see it back in committee.
MMHA is closely monitoring a bill to change the Real Estate Agency from a commissioner model to a board policy-making model.