The World Health Organization (World Health Organization) declared the theme of World Mental Health Day 2021 as “Mental Health Care for All: Let's Make It A Reality”.
According to the World Mental Health Federation, the world is increasingly polarized, the number of people living in poverty is still very high. The year 2020 showed us with examples the inequalities arising from socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic origin and gender identities and the lack of respect for human rights in many countries, including people with mental health problems. It is a fact that such inequalities have an impact on people's mental health.
2021 için seçilen bu tema, düşük ve orta gelir statülerine sahip ülkelerde ruhsal bozukluğu olan kişilerin %75 ile %95’inin ruh sağlığı hizmetlerine hiç bir şekilde erişemediğini ve ruh sağlığı hizmetlerine erişimin gerekliliğini vurgulayacak. Yüksek gelirli ülkelerde durum çok daha iyi değil. Genel sağlık bütçesindeki orantısızlık ve ruh sağlığına yapılan yatırım eksikliği ruh sağlığı hizmetlerine ulaşımı zorlaştırıyor.
Many people with mental disorders do not receive the treatment they deserve and continue to face stigma and discrimination with their families. It is important that these needs are met and that mental health services reach everyone.
The stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental disorders not only affect their physical and mental health, but also their educational opportunities, current and future earnings and job prospects, as well as their families and loved ones. We all have a role to play in addressing this situation and ensuring that people with mental health experience are fully integrated into all aspects of life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the effects of mental health services even more visible, and countries have not been fully prepared for this period. The pandemic has affected people of all ages in terms of health, economy and social aspects. It put employees in a difficult situation with job losses and ongoing job insecurity. In order to combat the negative consequences of these difficulties on people, the importance of the accessibility of mental health services by everyone came to the fore. At the 2021 World Health Assembly, decisions were made to promote mental health, improve psychological well-being and establish comprehensive psychosocial support systems.
World Mental Health Day 2021 will enable us to focus on the issues that perpetuate inequality in access to mental health care locally and globally, and focus on what we can do for the accessibility of mental health care.
We support every employee's right to equal access to psychological services within the scope of their psychological health and safety in business life, especially insecure working groups who are more exposed to inequality.
We want to learn from the employees about the policies and services that can be developed in this regard with the "You Tell" campaign.
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