Every 10th of October the World Health Organization celebrates World Mental Health Day in order to raise awareness on mental health issues around the world and mobilize initiatives in support of mental health. This particular day allows us, as a foundation, to recognize the importance of our efforts to improve the conditions of people suffering from mental illnesses.
“Our main goal is to help families identify their vulnerabilities and build upon their competences and capacities. It is very important to not substitute a person in their role, but to help them improve so that they are able to face their problems by themselves.”
Following our trip to Sicily a couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit Fondazione di Liegro (FdL), our partner in Rome. FdL's objective is to build a volunteer and family network for mental health in the Italian capital in order to provide support and improve the lives of the mentally ill.
Nearly 10% of the world's population is affected by anxiety and/or depression. Depression can affect people of all ages and is the leading cause of disability in the world.
Washington DC, USA 13-14th of April Earlier this month we attended a two-day event on mental health hosted by the World Bank and World Health Organization. For the first time finance ministers, international and intergovernmental agencies, the business community, civil society and technology innovators gathered with the aim of moving mental health into the mainstream of the global development agenda