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Mental Health Month declared in Kyrgyzstan

Mental Health Month, from October 10 to November 10, was announced in Kyrgyzstan, the press center of the Ministry of Health reported.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 450 million people suffering from mental illness live on the planet today.

«Every day, every one of us is exposed to stressful situations. Chronic stress becomes a constant companion and leads to depression, alcoholism, provokes the development of psychotic disorders. The task of every person who wants to keep mental health is to avoid stress,» the ministry said.

«Mental Health month and day presupposes the creation in society, on the one hand, a sense of tolerance to mental patients, and on the other — an active desire to help to cure their ailments,» the ministry notes.

During the month, round tables, information and educational meetings, thematic sessions in treatment and prevention organizations on mental health problems and their consequences will be held.

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