Persatuan Mahasiswa Sains Komputer (PERSAKA) had organized a Webinar ‘21 event on 8th January 2021 entitled “How to Cope With Stress, Anxiety Or Depression”. This webinar was organised to help students understand stress, anxiety and depression to prevent or confront them. A speaker from the UTM Counselling Centre, Dr Zulfikar was invited to share the information on the differences between anxiety, stress and depression and ways to cope with them so that students would be unaffected by these problems.
The main objective of this event was to provide a medium for students to express their problems and get advices from UTM counsellor in ensuring that students can unleash their full potentials and not affected by psychological problems. Although the general perception of mental illness has improved over the past decades, studies show that stigma against mental illness is still powerful, largely due to media stereotypes and lack of education, and that people tend to attach negative stigmas to mental health conditions at a far higher rate. This program was considered a success since it did give a positive impact on the students and exceed the target views of 300 participants. In conclusion, this event had run and wrapped up smoothly with over 499 participants and viewers had joined the activities in Webinar ‘21.