Mental Health has been looked at in many ways over the centuries. From ancient beliefs of demon possession to modern understanding of the medical and physiological issues behind it, this is a topic that needs further research, education, and awareness.
World Mental Health Day was first recognized in October 1992, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic taking away our ‘normal’ coping techniques, there has been a greater impact on mental health.
“Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization stated: ‘The world is accepting the concept of universal health coverage. Mental health must be an integral part of UHC. Nobody should be denied access to mental health care because she or he is poor or lives in a remote place.‘
This statement necessitates that under the current global health emergency no-one should be denied mental health care. Psychosocial support and mental health national plans need to address the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on citizens. It is therefore of great significance and importance that the theme for World Mental Health Day 2020 will be:“
Here are some book suggestions related to mental health. Some are difficult to read, but they are meant to bring awareness and understanding. Not all diseases, scars, and wounds can be seen…