World Mental Health Day. The events of the Municipality of Milan and the message of the Guarantor of the rights of children and adolescents

Milan – World Mental Health Day is celebrated on Sunday 10 October and the Municipality of Milan will talk about it in a series of events to be held at the Steam Factory and around the city …

Thanks to the collaboration of the mental health departments of the ASST – Milanese territorial social and health agencies and the Milanese coordination of the third sector, the main theme of the debates that will take place at the Fabbrica in via Procaccini 4 will be “Mental health in an unequal world”.

Workshops and debates from 2 pm to 7 pm to give space to the realities that work every day in the field of support for the various forms of psychological distress.

At the same time, the “Attaccàti al tram” initiative will also take place, the mental health tram that will cross the city making three stops to raise awareness among citizens:

  • from 14:45 to 15:30, in Piazza Fontana;
  • from 16:00 to 16:30, in piazzale Aquileia;
  • from 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm, in piazza Castello (corner of via Beltrami).

On the occasion of the World Day of Mental Health, the Guarantor of the rights for children and adolescents of the Municipality of Milan, Silvio Premoli, sends his message addressed in particular to the youngest, recalling Article 6 of the Convention on the rights of UN childhood and adolescence on the right to life and healthy development.

“You have the right to live and grow well! So – underlines the Guarantor – both the institutions and the adults around you will have to commit to guaranteeing you the resources to protect your life and your growth in the best way. You must be helped to grow in an atmosphere of love and moral and material security. Neuropsychiatrist, social worker, pediatrician, pedagogist, educator, psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, teacher … there are many experts who can support you, but it is essential that all of us adults increase our efforts and investments in order to help you get out of moments of crisis with timely, targeted and coordinated interventions. As Guarantor of the rights of childhood and adolescence, I join my voice to those who, worried about the emergence of strong psychiatric problems not accompanied by sufficient resources, ask for concrete actions that promote the development of mental health, putting boys and girls, boys and girls at the center of investments for the future ”.

The Guarantor concludes his message with a piece of advice, thinking above all of young people whose mental well-being has been severely tested in the period of the pandemic: “Treasure everything that is given to you and make the most of it, because one day you too will become an adult. responsible and you will know what will be best for a boy of your same age ”.

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