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.
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.