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Dr. dr. Nova Riyanti Yusuf is a licensed psychiatrist who attained her PhD in public health from the University of Indonesia. Nova is a published author of 12 books and a screenplay. Her latest book is based on her thesis research about painters died by suicide. The thesis was published into a book and in the process of adaption to a movie by Falcon Pictures with Nova as the scriptwriter. She’s currently writing her 13th book based on her dissertation research about suicide prevention among adolescent. Nova was a Member of Parliament for the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia in 2009 – 2014 and 2018 – 2019. She initiated the Mental Health Bill in 2009, chaired the Working Committee on the Drafting of the Mental Health Bill, and passed it into Mental Health Law in 2014. In 2015, she was invited as a Research Fellow at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

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