WHY INVEST IN THIS PROJECT?
The awareness on mental health in Malaysia is very minimal if not almost non-existent. This project is not only branching out to let the people who goes through mental disorder feel to more accepted and understood, but also gives a chance to those who has no exposure to it to learn and educate themselves to be more compassionate and empathetic towards those who suffers through any disorder.
This project is pushing the boundaries due to the fact that mental health talk within the society has been a taboo. As uncomfortable as this project may be for the public to digest, it is something that needs to be addressed because more often than not, the person we love goes through a mental disorder and we don’t even notice the signs.
This project will benefit the community from all different backgrounds, status, and even religion. The society needs to be aware that mental disorder is not something that is ‘made up’ or even a death sentence. With the help of psychiatrist and psychologist that will be interviewed for the exhibition, audience will be more mindful and receptive towards any illness. It helps those who suffer through it as well as those who were oblivious or ignorant to the issue at hand.
Making a difference in the society through art is killing two birds with one stone. On one hand, this exhibition will start making the society talk about something that has been very difficult to discuss and hopefully start making a change. On the other, it is a way to promote artist who goes through the disorder themselves and give them the platform to showcase their work in promoting art as a form of therapy.
However, as we mentioned, this showcase is an independent effort and because of all the positive contribution that this exhibition will bring to the community, We feel that this would be something that is worth your support. We would be ever so grateful if you could help up reach out funding goal to make this happen. We would al be grateful of you could spread the word on this movement as we want to reach as many people as we can. We hope you will join us to advocate for mental health awareness until mental disorder will no longer be a discrimination factor at any point. We thank you in advance.