The mission of MIELI Mental Health Finland, MIELI, is to support and promote good mental health, considered essential at all levels of society and in all spheres of life.
Mental health for strength and empowerment
In everyday life, the word ‘depression’ may refer to many different things. The phenomenon becomes hard to understand as the word is used to describe both an emotion and a mental disorder.
Developmental and life situation crises
Life is filled with natural changes, moving from one phase to another. One often reacts to these changes with so-called developmental crises, which consist of letting go of the past and adapting to the new life situation.
Adolescents and crisis
Adolescents may experience very strong reactions and need for help after a life-altering event. It is more natural for adolescents to seek support among their friends instead of their family or professional help.
Bipolar affective disorder
Bipolar affective disorder, also known as bipolar disorder, used to be called manic depression. Bipolar affective disorder is a chronic disorder, which is strongly hereditary. The disorder is characterised by unusual mood swings.
The SOS Centre of the Finnish Association for Mental Health has worked in suicide prevention for almost 40 years. Based on past experiences, suicide can usually be prevented.
Mental Health Foundation
Citizen, Recovery, and Inclusive Society Partnerships (CRISP).
A traumatic crisis is caused by a sudden, unexpected and intense incident. The event produces a significant emotional shock that temporarily overwhelms the individual. Traumatic crisis is a reaction to an event which threatens the essential aspects of life.
MIELI Mental Health Finland
Maistraatinportti 4 A, 7th floor
telephone +358 9 615 516
Voluntary work for promoting mental health
MIELI is a Finnish non-governmental organisation and a federation of over 50 local mental health associations making part of it, hosting approximately 4 000 individual members.