IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD
Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality
According to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) 100,000 people die from suicide each year across Latin America and the Caribbean. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a difficult new reality with its own set of challenges such as, social distancing, unemployment, online work and education, and limited time with family and friends. There has never been a more important time to focus on the importance of mental health care in the region.
For this reason, PVBLIC Foundation is partnering with PAHO to mobilize our media partnerships and communications strategies to highlight the importance of mental health throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
OUR WORK TOGETHER
In partnership with the Grupo de Diarios de America (GDA), a journalistic special on mental health was shared in 9 media outlets in the region.
Also, PVBLIC is supporting PAHO by sharing information on their recent campaign: Mental Health Now: Share your Story, which seeks to highlight the voices of health workers.
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day (WMHD), celebrated annually on 10 October, is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO)
This year the Share You Story campaign is being launched within the framework of this day.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Now more than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights and deepens long-standing inequities in mental health in the Region, it is essential that we work to make mental health care a reality for all.
World Mental Health Day 2021 will give voice to diverse perspectives on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of calling attention to inequities in mental health in the Americas and joining together to eliminate them.
SHARE YOU STORY
PAHO is inviting health workers in the region of the Americas to share their experiences caring for patients on the frontlines of the pandemic and lessons of how they have coped during this time.
If you are a health worker living in the Americas, please submit a short video in Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MentalHealthNow with your story throughout the month of October. Participants will have the chance to be featured in an official PAHO video, following the campaign
If you also want to contribute to #MentalHealthForAll write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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