World Mental Health Day 2014

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On 10 October 2014 UMdL agrees with the World Mental Health Day promoted by World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and supported by World Health Organization (WHO). Since 1992, this event offers the opportunity to focus on the importance of mental health care worldwide.

This year the main theme is “Living with schizophrenia“. This is a severe disorder affecting more than 21 million people worldwide. The WFMH provided also a report about this theme.

People with mental disorders die several years earlier and are at high risk for Communicable and/or Noncommunicable diseases than general population (from WHO fact sheet).  Furthermore, this group of disorders cause disability affecting everyday social and working life for long time.

Mental and behaviour disorders contribute to the higher percentage of the total Years Lived with Disability (YLDs) worldwide.  Every year one out of three human beings in Europe suffers from these diseases. For these reasons prevention of mental disorders and the treatments and rehabilitation of people affected became pivotal for WHO (Mental health action plan 2013-2020).

Soon on UMdL a brief report focused on these disorders and workplace…

Modificato liberamente a partire da: The size and burden of mental disorders and other disorders of the brain in Europe 2010. Wittchen HU, Jacobi F, Rehm J, Gustavsson A, Svensson M, Jönsson B, Olesen J, Allgulander C, Alonso J, Faravelli C, et al. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2011 Sep; 21(9):655-79. www.ecnp.eu/~/media/Files/ecnp/communication/reports/ECNP%20EBC%20Report.pdf

Modificato liberamente a partire da: The size and burden of mental disorders and other disorders of the brain in Europe 2010. Wittchen HU, Jacobi F, Rehm J, Gustavsson A, Svensson M, Jönsson B, Olesen J, Allgulander C, Alonso J, Faravelli C, et al. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2011 Sep; 21(9):655-79. www.ecnp.eu/~/media/Files/ecnp/communication/reports/ECNP%20EBC%20Report.pdf

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