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Renán reaffirms commitment to the emotional health of Mérida residents

by Sofia Navarro

Renán Barrera Concha reaffirms his commitment to the health of the people of Mérida, and this is demonstrated by the public policies promoted by the Mérida City Council that foster environments conducive to not only physical but also mental health for the entire population of the municipality.

In this regard, the Mayor indicated that Mérida is doing more than ever before for mental health and reaffirmed the commitment to families throughout the municipality to continue strengthening prevention programs for a healthier emotional life.

In this context, Barrera Concha recalled that the Municipality has the Municipal Center for Mental Health Support, which celebrates its first anniversary of operation, and that it works in three lines of action: promotion, prevention, and treatment.

“In the promotion line, actions that promote healthy lifestyles have been strengthened. In prevention, the objective is to counteract risk factors and strengthen protective factors through talks, workshops, forums, dialogues, among other actions. And in the treatment line, we have the psychological counseling service at the Municipal Center, which receives more than 150 requests for assistance and provides over 500 consultations per month, in addition to psychological care at the medical modules of the Mérida City Council,” he explained.

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Municipal Center for Mental Health Support, Idelfonso Machado Domínguez, director of Municipal Health and Social Welfare, noted that from now on, this Center will be called “Alma Nova” (New Soul), two words that hold great meaning: that we all always deserve a new opportunity to enjoy life and value family.

He highlighted that over the course of a year, they have managed to convene different educational institutions and associations in the Mental Health Commission of the Municipal Health Council, achieving coordinated projects with different levels of government and organized civil society.

“We have built alliances with professionals, universities, care centers, and promoted the ‘Health Week.’ Workshops, talks, and meetings have been conducted, specifically addressing the aspect of emotional health,” he continued.

Within the Municipal Health Council, academic institutions, organized civil society, and government agencies form a Mental Health Commission, which focuses on raising awareness and preventing mental health issues with protocols that contribute to the proper management of emotional disorders, he mentioned.

Likewise, they have created the Municipal Mental Health Network with a directory of members of the network, shaping the project called Intensive Addiction Prevention Journeys (JIPA), he added.

Víctor Roa Muñoz, director of the Youth Integration Center in Yucatán, congratulated Mayor Renán Barrera for understanding the needs of the most vulnerable population and providing assistance through programs that address the emotional health of those in need.

Arsenio Rosado Franco, director of the Mental Health Institute of the State Government, expressed his satisfaction with the first year of the Municipal Center for Mental Health Support, where they have worked together with the Municipality to help the population with their emotional health.

The Municipal Center for Mental Health Support “Alma Nova” provides psychological support services, psychological counseling in medical modules, protocols for the treatment and referral of patients in critical mental situations, suicide prevention, primary healthcare, psychology workshops, training on the importance of mental health care for municipal employees, Baaxal Kaambal Family Recreational Center.

They also implement talks and workshops on Positive Parenting and Socioemotional Skills for children and adolescents with itinerant ludic-recreational activities such as fairs and summer/winter courses, Mental Health Brigades, a National Strategy aimed at guiding, training, and assisting the population in mental health issues through the intervention of a multidisciplinary team, and Health Fairs.

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Amanda Woods July 19, 2023 - 7:28 am

This is such an inspiring article! It’s heartwarming to see public figures like Renan taking a genuine interest in the emotional well-being of Merida residents. Mental health is a topic that often gets overlooked, but it’s crucial for a thriving community. I’m truly impressed by Renan’s commitment to addressing this important issue.

By the way, while reading about emotional health, I came across an informative article that I think everyone should look at. It’s called “What Is Cyclical Depression?” and it delves into the complexities of depression and mental health https://us.calmerry.com/blog/depression/what-is-cyclical-depression/
It’s so essential to understand these topics better and support each other during challenging times.

Kudos to Renan for being an advocate for emotional health, and to the author of the article for sharing this valuable information with us. Let’s hope more leaders follow in Renan’s footsteps and prioritize mental well-being for their communities. Together, we can create a more compassionate and supportive society for everyone. Thank you for this enlightening read!

MervinBlank August 9, 2023 - 3:33 am

Emotional health is very important and should be protected. The gainswave clinic claims that problems with emotional health can lead to problems with men’s health. Therefore, you need to avoid stress in order to be healthier.


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