Commemoration of World Mental Health Day

10 October 2020 | 08:15 Code : 12447 Main news
Commemoration of World Mental Health Day

Mental health is an important and key element in human life. Without mental health, many aspects of life will suffer. Nowadays and in the Corona virus sprea  period, mental health is one of the most important tips that can vaccinate us against diseases. Avoiding stress, observing ethics and striving for spiritual growth can be effective in maintaining and promoting mental health. Continuous monitoring and evaluation by experts is one of the points that informs us about our health condition and mental health. Arak University of Medical Sciences also tries to monitor and increase the mental health of its students by using related organizations and educational groups. Also, the university's policies are effecting in maintaining and developing the mental health of the community by launching various programs.

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with teachers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for people with mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than before. And this is to say nothing of managing the grief of losing a loved one, sometimes without being able to say goodbye.

The economic consequences of the pandemic are already being felt, as companies let staff go in an effort to save their businesses, or indeed shut down completely.

Given past experience of emergencies, it is expected that the need for mental health and psychosocial support will substantially increase in the coming months and years. Investment in mental health programmes at the national and international levels, which have already suffered from years of chronic underfunding, is now more important than it has ever been.

This is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is increased investment in mental health

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