• February 2, 2023

Open day kicking off the fourth edition of the open day on mental health

Open, kicking off the fourth edition of the mental health open day

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, from Oct. 10 to 17 nationwide, free clinical-diagnostic and informational services dedicated to women suffering from anxiety, depression, mood and sleep disorders, psychosis and eating disorders

Initiative sponsored by Onda, National Observatory on Women's Health, under the sponsorship of the Italian Society of Psychiatry and the Italian Society of Neuropsychopharmacology

Onda, National Observatory on Women's Health returns to the topic of mental health by launching the fourth edition of the (H)-Open day dedicated to women suffering from mental, neurological and behavioral disorders, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on Oct. 10. Participating facilities nationwide will open their doors to the female population during the week of Oct. 10-17 with counseling, talks, conferences and info points dedicated to mental health during the week of Oct. 10-17.

The goal is to talk about it in family settings but also in broader social contexts so that women seek help, approach treatment and the stigma that still afflicts those suffering from mental illness is overcome.

"The (H)-Open Day on Mental Health, now in its fourth edition, aims to improve access to treatment of more frequent women's mental disorders", explains Francesca Merzagora, president of Onda. "Depression, for example, is one of the main problems afflicting the female population that is still too often overlooked. Over the past editions, thanks to the efforts of the hospitals in the Bollini Rosa network that have joined the project, it has been possible to activate free services and examinations (in 2016 alone there were more than 800!) that have helped improve access to care".

"World Mental Health Day is dedicated this year in particular to mental health issues encountered in the work environment," says Claudio Mencacci Director Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health ASST Fatebenefratelli – Sacco. "Work constitutes the central pivot in the lives of active people allowing the maintenance of self-esteem and dignity. The employment of people with mental disorders and their accommodation are key elements of rehabilitation and recovery pathways.".

The services offered can be found at www.stampsrosa.en where you can view the list of participating centers with information on dates, times and how to book.

The Mental Health (H)Open Day enjoys the Patronage of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP) and the Italian Society of Neuropsychopharmacology (SINPF) and is also made possible by the unconditional contribution of AON, Janssen and Lundbeck.