m!M marked Mental Health Day 2020

The non-governmental organization Mladiinfo Montenegro (m!M) marked Mental Health Day, October 12.

A video of our volunteers was posted on the organization’s social networks, sending important messages to their peers and to all people in general.

“The mental state is defined as a state of well-being”, said Jelena, while Masha pointed out that the Corona virus pandemic had an additional impact on mental health.

“A child should grow up with what they love and what fulfills them”, Sanid said.

World Mental Health Day is an international holiday, launched by the World Health Organization in 1992, with the aim of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts for better mental health. Mental health, especially in the workplace, is a common theme of World Mental Health Day. Mental health problems increase employee absence, reduce productivity at work, and create higher costs. During adulthood, a person spends a lot of time at work. Workplace experiences are one of the factors that determine the overall well-being of humanity.

A negative work environment can lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of illicit substances or alcohol, absence from work and reduced employee productivity. In this sense, in developed countries, employers and managers have launched initiatives to improve mental health at work, because in their activities they see a gain not only in the health of their employees but also in productivity, which results in higher incomes. For this reason, it is important to point out today that the joint efforts of the community and the development of empathy, trust, humane and solidary relations among people can create conditions for a happier or (mentally) healthier society.

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