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.
What is mental health?
The WHO (2013) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realises their own potential and can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to their community.
Voluntary work for promoting mental health
MIELI Mental Health Finland is a Finnish non-governmental organization and a federation of over 50 local mental health associations making part of it, hosting approximately 4 000 individual members.
Phobias or excessive fears
Phobias or excessive fears are disproportionate and unrealistic fears of certain issues, objects or situations. Typical objects of fear include heights, closed or open spaces, spiders, injections, flying or darkness.
Citizenship and recovery orientated practice and care: developing international networks, collaborations and funding proposals
CRISP secondment and conference, 19 July 2019, Yale University/New York University
A blog by Nicola Cogan, Clinical Psychologist/Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
Inadequate livelihood and other financial difficulties have a profound effect on life. The number of people suffering from financial difficulties grows in times of recession, which is why financial difficulties are again something more people are experiencing.
Grief usually results from a loss, such as the death of a loved one, end of a relationship or loss of a job. Grief is a personal experience and everyone has the right to grieve in their own way.
A harmful addiction can develop for any activity or substance that causes feelings of pleasure (eating, drugs, games...).
When a child or adolescent need professional help
- When the child or adolescent is constantly tired and cannot sleep
- When he/she looses the ability to concentrate and relax
- Prolonged physical symptoms, such as vertigo, headache, stomach ache or other pain
- Anxiety, depression, tension
Past projects of the Finnish Association for Mental Health.