The Covid-19 pandemic and long periods of lockdowns have severely impacted our lives and livelihoods. These conditions have led to rising levels of anxiety and depression, including a study that showed more than half of Malaysians experiencing mental health issues during the Movement Control Order. It is evident that how we direct our minds will determine how we can cope with these unprecedented times of uncertainty.
Each day, the number of rising Covid-19 cases and how it has impacted our lives and livelihood flood our newsfeed and daily conversations. The situation certainly is dire; almost 60 million people worldwide have been infected with Covid-19 and over 1.4 million have succumbed to the virus in less than a year. The circumstances can have an overwhelming impact on our mental health if we are not mindful of our thoughts and react with negativity.
On Saturday 7 March, members of Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch gathered for their 7th AGM. The meeting at NEO Centre in SP was well attended by members, who discussed the Society’s development in 2019 and the plans for the coming year. The meeting was joined by Nalanda President Sis. Evelyn Chow, and Honorary Secretary Sis. Santi Cheang.