Taking care of mental health should become a daily habit for Ukrainians. The communication campaign launched as part of the All-Ukrainian mental health program initiated by the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, is intended to be a guide on this path.
The purpose of the campaign is to promote the formation of a culture of mental health care in society, to provide understanding and to show tools that will help Ukrainians take care of their internal state.
“Against the background of daily alarming news, missile attacks, human grief and trouble, to ask yourself, ‘How are you?’ as if out of time. But in fact, psychological well-being and understanding of what is happening in our inner world is more timely than ever,” the President’s wife said.
According to sociological studies, more than 90% of Ukrainians had at least one of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, and 57% are at risk of developing mental disorders. Ukrainians are not in the habit of consulting a specialist: 31% of citizens do not consider their problems sufficient for this. Now this is the main barrier to seeking psychological help.
As part of the campaign, a special page has been created: http://howareu.com (howareu_program), where contacts, links, tips, products, techniques and methods are offered to help take care of mental health – your own and the people around you.