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How can I seek help for mental health issues?

It is a good idea to seek help if you are suffering from depression, insomnia, loss of appetite or physical symptoms that have no medical explanation or if you find yourself avoiding social situations or drinking more alcohol.

Mental health services

In Finland, wellbeing services counties are responsible for organising public mental health services. Mental health services are also provided by private service providers and third sector actors, i.e. different civil society organisations


Psychotherapy is a form of treatment based on the interaction of two or more people. In psychotherapy, a person talks with a psychotherapist or in a therapy group, for example, about the things they need help processing.


Most people with mental health problems can get better. Recovery is a process of change through which people with lived experience of mental disorder improve their mental health and wellness. Recovery means that you can live a self-directed life and strive to achieve your full potential.