National mental health week to highlight more investment, access

September 22, 2020 - 18:15

TEHRAN – The national mental health week will be held on October 9-15 in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with a focus on “Mental health for all: more investment - more access for all, everywhere”.

The health ministry has assigned each day of the week with a special theme as follows:

Friday, October 9: the role of mental health infrastructure in COVID-19 crisis

Saturday, October 10: committed specialists, health defenders

Sunday, October 11: informed policymakers, invest more in mental health

Monday, October 12: the role of the primary health care system in accessing mental health services

Tuesday, October 13: the participation of non-governmental organizations in promoting the mental health of the community

Wednesday, October 14: the role of the media in explaining the state of mental health and destigmatization

Thursday, October 15: effective insurance, more access to mental health services

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