The Parliament is committed to continuous control of mental health policies, promotion of all necessary legislative regulations and substantial support for the struggle of institutions and civil society in mental health matters, said MP Andros Kyprianou, the who presided over the Plenary and read the pre-agenda report on the European Mental Health Week.
Scientific and meaningful knowledge about mental health is a necessary foundation for reducing prejudice and stigma, personal well-being, building mentally healthy communities and universal happiness at every stage of life, he said.
< p> He noted that "Mentally Healthy Communities" is this year's theme of the European Mental Health Week, a pan-European initiative initiated by the non-governmental organization Mental Health Europe.
He also said that the goal of the fourth consecutive awareness week, whose events began on May 22 and ends on the 28th of the month, is the essential information about mental health and the cultivation of empathy in every community: at school, in the workplace , at home.
«Nowadays the value of mental health in all areas of human life is recognized, but its empathy and understanding is not always accurate and essential. Both the mentally ill and their family and friends are still faced with stigma and discrimination, while seeking and receiving help and support remains a huge challenge, he added.
Finally, he said, that as the House of Representatives, "we are committed to continuous control of mental health policies, promotion of all necessary legislative regulations and substantial support for the struggle of institutions and civil society in matters of mental health: their struggle is also ours».< /p>