In Finland, municipal authorities are responsible for organising mental health services. Mental health services are also provided by hospital districts, private service providers and third sector actors, i.e. different kinds of organisations.
Mental health services
Hand of Mental Health
Hand of Mental Health encourages us to reflect and discuss our everyday choices and their impact on our mental health.
Various mental disorders and, for example, crises after losing a family member may involve suicidal thoughts. Suicidal thoughts are often caused by feelings the person finds unbearable.
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.
In June 2019, MIELI Mental Health Finland ry published a report on climate anxiety, written by Panu Pihkala. The report brings together a wide array of international activities and research outputs on the topic.
“Crisis is not an illness from which one should recover; it is life one has to live.”
Outi Ruishalme and Liisa Saaristo: Elämä satuttaa, kriisit ja niistä selviytyminen
EU Compass 2018 good practices survey instructions
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.
Story of a victim of a crime
“I was robbed with a gun when I was returning home just before midnight. I knew that someone was following me, but was not able to run away in time."