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DA MEN USJ RAISES MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WITH TREASURE HUNT

SUBANG JAYA, 23 SEPTEMBER, 2021 – Da Men USJ and Care Warriors Association today announced Mental Health Hunt 2021,a week-long event held between October 22-29, to raise awareness of mental health within the Subang community.

Conducted in conjunction with World Mental Health Day, this year’s Mental Health Hunt will see teams coming to Da Men USJ to participate in a hybrid treasure hunt anytime between October 22 to October 29 from 10am to 6pm. As part of the hour-long hunt, participants will scan a QR code located at Da Men’s reception desk to begin the hunt and answer 20 questions focused on the topic of mental health and general knowledge. They will also be required to snap selfies at every stop and search for two ‘treasure items’.

“The Mental Health Hunt is part of the #DaMenCares campaign, the mall’s corporate social responsibility initiative. Da Men USJ is proud to host the second Mental Health Hunt with the Care Warriors Association after the success of the inaugural Mental Health Hunt that saw 100 participants in 2019. As a community-friendly mall, we strive to serve the Subangnites by providing a space for community endeavours such as the Mental Health Hunt,” said Da Men USJ General Manager of Marketing, Evelyn Woon

Founder of Care Warriors Association and Subang Jaya Assemblywoman YB Michelle Ng established the Association in 2019 amid dire concerns surrounding mental health among youths in the community. The Association is dedicated to raise awareness on mental illness, depression and suicide prevention.

“Mental health has been a key focus during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the rising number of mental health cases, the challenges surrounding the taboo nature of the topic has become more prominent. That is why community events such as the Mental Health Hunt are so important in raising awareness and educating the public,” said Ng.

“Our hope is to provide an open and safe environment to talk about mental illness and shine the light on the importance of caring for our own mental health and wellbeing amidst the pandemic. We hope that the Mental Health Hunt will help remove the negative stigma surrounding mental illness, and let people know that it is okay to not be okay,” she said.

“Everyone and anyone is encouraged to take part in this fun activity! I am definitely looking forward to it,” said Ng.

Mental Health Hunt 2021 chairperson and Care Warriors Association treasurer, Har Yin Geong, said that the goal of the Mental Health Hunt is to raise awareness on the importance of mental health and to empower the Subang community through a wellness-oriented approach.

“We hope that by highlighting this topic, people will learn to recognise the signs of mental health illnesses in themselves and others, and be able to intervene and provide support at the right time,” he said.

Registration for the Mental Health Hunt will take place from September 22 to October 28 at https://bit.ly/MentalHealthHunt2020. Each team must have two participants between the ages of 18 to 60, with each person required to pay a registration fee of RM25, which includes an event t-shirt and souvenir. The ten fastest teams to complete the Mental Health Hunt will win cash vouchers amounting to RM950.

The Mental Health Hunt 2021 virtual closing ceremony will be held on October 31 at 2pm on Care Warriors Association Facebook page, and a prize presentation ceremony will be held on November 6 at Da Men USJ, which will be officiated by YB Michelle Ng.