How a Woman Wrote Indonesia's Mental Health Law | Nova Riyanti Yusuf | TEDxMlatiWomen

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Driven by her concern towards mental health issues that used to be severely neglected in Indonesia, an aspiring psychiatrist decided to take a political career and developed a law about mental health. Despite the challenges that she had to face for being a woman politician, Nova was eventually able to pass the bill. this is her story. Dr. dr. Nova Riyanti Yusuf, SpKJ or Noriyu is a psychiatrist, politician, and writer who is actively fighting for mental health issues. As a member of the Indonesian Parliament, she formulated the mental health law in Indonesia. In July 2019, she also obtained a Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia with a thesis titled: Early Detection of the Risk Factors for the Suicidal Ideation among High School/Equivalent Teenagers in DKI Jakarta. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at