As late as the 1950s, it was still commonly believed that one could not recover from a mental disorder. Perhaps that is why many still seem to think that mental disorders are lifelong permanently affect life.
Someone suffering from panic disorder experiences recurrent and intense panic attacks. The symptoms of a panic attack are sudden palpitations, the feeling of choking, chest pain and vertigo.
The Role of Youth Work
Fear of interaction with people
Heikki remembers being timid already as a child and being scared of being the centre of attention at school and talking in front of others. Simply having to answer a question in class would make his heart race and his hands sweat.
Peer Learning: "Participation of young people with mental health issues"
Promoting the (mental) health of young people is also one of the eight action areas in the European youth strategy. The Netherlands EU presidency in the first half year of 2016 addressed this issue during several meetings. Together with Finland - and with the participation of Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Greece and Scotland and Estonia - the topic of the participation of young people with mental health issues and the role of youth work will be continued during a peer review.
Simultaneous substance abuse and mental health problem
Antti has been drinking heavily for years. Over the past six months, he has also been very depressed.
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Seeking help for adolescents suffering from mental health problems
Psychological problems are quite common during adolescence. It has been estimated that about one in every five adolescents experiences depression, anxiety or excessive irritability, which has a negative effect on family relationships and friendship, as well as on school and hobbies.
Medication in the treatment of mental disorders
One of the treatment methods for mental disorders is medication. For some disorders, medication is extremely important, and one of the possible treatment alternatives for others.
More than a century of voluntary mental health work
For more than a century, MIELI Mental Health Finland, MIELI, has worked in the field of mental health as an innovator and inspirer. Founded in 1897, MIELI is the oldest mental health non-profit organisation in the world.