Mental Health Guatemala | Alas Pro Salud Mental, the impact of mental disorders on people’s lives, their family and their community is huge. People who develop a mental disorder are confronted with a severe loss of their functional capacity and this leads them and their families into an impoverished state.
In most countries, mental disorders are not seriously attended; 40 percent of countries do not have mental health laws. Lack of a proper living situation and imprisonment are common situations for people with mental disorders, which aggravate their marginalization and vulnerability.
While awareness of these diseases is rising, global response is still insufficient.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 25 percent of Guatemala’s population will suffer some kind of mental disorder in their life. Solola has been severely affected during the last 25 years by natural disasters, civil war and domestic violence. These factors have also influenced the onset of multiple psychosocial disorders.
About Alas Pro Salud Mental
Alas is a non-profit that was created 3 years ago as a result of this situation. It focuses exclusively on mental health issues and is dedicated to facilitate access to mental health services. Alas Pro Salud Mental provides care and rehabilitation to people with mental diseases within the community while respecting their culture and values.
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Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which the individual is aware of his or her own capacities, can deal with normal stress in life, can work in a fruitful and productive way and is capable of contributing to his or her community.
Mental health is an integral part of health; in fact, there is no health without mental health.
To learn more about Alas Pro Salud Mental click on the following link – Improving Access to Mental Health Guatemala.
If you would like to donate to help those struggling with mental illness, consider donating to Alas Pro Salud Mental. For more information on donating contact Dr. Alejandro Paiz at (502) 7762-3294 or email Dr. Paiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.