A mental health crisis can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or origin. It is important to promote and strengthen mental health in everyday life, as this can help prevent mental illness.
A person's mental wellbeing is not static, but rather a changing process that can be influenced. In the same way that we can better our physical health through diet and exercise, we can also improve our mental wellbeing. Discover effective methods for improving our psychological resilience.
Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. Over 5% of adults aged 15 and over are diagnosed with depression within a year (source: Obsan Bericht 15/2020 from the Swiss Health Observatory). Those affected and their relatives suffer enormously. It is important to get appropriate information and find professional support.
Mental illness is a huge burden on those affected and their families. In addition, the victims often withdraw into themselves because of the stigma of mental illness. With outside help, they can liberate themselves from this isolation.
Mental well-being is important for an individual's quality of life. It is therefore important to promote mental health in preparation for stressful situations. In the event of a mental health crisis, it helps those affected to call in external support.
Strong mental health is a crucial part of the healthy development of children and teenagers. Family conflicts, a parent’s mental illness or problems with peers can disrupt this development. Caregivers provide security and are therefore particularly important.
In Switzerland, an average of three people commit suicide every day. Three-quarters of them are men. The families of those concerned, their friends and acquaintances often bear the consequences for the rest of their lives. The reasons for suicidal tendencies are often complex and the suffering immense. And yet there are appropriate prevention, counselling and intervention services to help people at risk. The families can receive information about how to support those concerned and how to strengthen their own resources.