Sean Thum is a medical doctor specializing in Psychiatry at the Hospital Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Universiti Putra Malaysia. He serves as a Policy Officer with the Malaysian Health Coalition, and his professional interests lie in the field of mental health, especially on the topics of increasing the availability and accessibility of mental health resources in the region. Outside his career in Psychiatry, Sean is a co-founder of Tenang App, a mood tracker mobile application delivering integrated and value-based solutions to primary healthcare in Malaysia, as part of Angsana Health. Apart from that, he writes a column at Sin Chew Daily, and has published over 50 articles covering the topics at the intersection of public and mental health. In his free time, Sean goes on long hikes and runs a marathon annually to raise funds for Hospis Malaysia.
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