The College of Psychologists of Yucatan has urgently called to attend to mental health during and after the pandemic. Depression, suicide, addictions, and violence are severy affecting Yucatecans.

(MÉRIDA, Yucatan – TYT) – Yucatan’s leading mental health problems are depression, suicide, addictions, family violence, and violence against minors. That was explained by the president of the College of Psychologists of the State of Yucatan (CPEY), Patricia Gilí López, who stressed that she would coordinate with the authorities to respond and help the population to deal with these situations. 

Upon assuming her second term as head of this organization, she called on her members to continue updating plans to continue helping people who need their support. 

Call to authorities
In an interview, Patricia Gilí commented that the CPEY and the authorities need to work with psychologists in prevention programs aimed mainly at young people.

“The call to the authorities is to continue strengthening collaboration ties with the profession and with the College of Psychologists, that we should continue to support each other jointly to raise awareness and prevent mental health problems among the Yucatecan population,” she explained.

The goal, he continued, is to give tools to the citizens and mainly to the youth so that they know their emotions, what they are for, and how to control them. This can help a lot in preventing the psychological problems that impact the entity. 

Talks with young people
At the ceremony in which she was sworn in as leader of the CPEY, Gilí López added that for the coming year, one of the projects the organization she heads will be working on is to continue with the work in favor of young people.

“We seek to bring information to young people to reinforce mental health and emotional management for them. Especially at this time when we are going through the Covid pandemic.” She concluded.



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