Mental Illness Awareness & Support Association (MIASA), or Persatuan Kesedaran Dan Sokongan Penyakit Mental – is a Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support NGO based in Selangor. It was founded in September 2017 and registered under ROS with the registration number PPM-027-10-14092017.
The objectives of MIASA are to promote awareness on the importance of mental health, to address and clarify misconceptions on mental health issues and conditions while simultaneously provide support for peers and caregivers through its various programmes and support initiatives.
Being peer-initiated, MIASA has a strong foundation and purpose. It offers a holistic solution, not only from the medical perspective but of spirituality being a key component, highlighting the critical importance of the recovery model focusing on empowerment, autonomy and right-based approach.