World Mental Health Day
Today, October 10th, World Mental Health Day is celebrated. At Palm Mar Medical Center we want to take advantage of this day to contribute in raising public awareness of the importance of mental health.
A movement for mental health
World Mental Health Day has been celebrated every year since 1992 on October 10th at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It is a date whose purpose is to make society aware of mental disorders and equate mental health with physical health. In this way, more than 100 countries have joined the movement, claiming the rights of people with mental health problems and helping to make them visible.
Mental health problems, more common than we think
There is no doubt that mental health problems are becoming more frequent in the population. So much so that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in eight people in the world suffers from a mental disorder.
Anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders… All these pathologies are more frequent in society than we imagine, so it is important to end the stigmatization around mental disorders and suicide.
The awareness and visibility of these problems is essential for the population to have adequate prevention and treatment measures.
Palm Mar Medical Center’s Psychology Specialty
Our medical center in Tenerife South has numerous specialties, including psychology. Thanks to our multidisciplinary team, we are able to treat different pathologies.
At Palm Mar Medical Center, we work with the best professionals in psychological evaluation and therapy. Among our services in psychology, you will find:
- Group therapy
In our medical center we treat cases of addictions, coping with chronic illnesses, difficulty relating to other people (lack of social skills), grieving processes (loss of an important person)… To do this, at Palm Mar Medical Center, we have professionals specialized in adaptive therapies.
We also work on neuropsychology through rehabilitation or maintenance of intellectual abilities in patients with brain injuries or degenerative diseases. In this way, we treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, sclerosis, dementias, etc. by evaluating and creating an appropriate treatment plan for each patient.
- Psychological intervention
Our psychology professionals apply techniques to assist and help our patients in cases of stress or high psychological performance. For example, in sports cases, positions of responsibility within organizations, studies, etc.
- Psychological evaluation
At Palm Mar Medical Center, we offer psychological evaluation services such as expert reports (guardianship and custody of minors, criminal offenses and other judicial processes), intelligence evaluation and personality evaluation.
At Palm Mar Medical Center we are very aware of the importance of mental health and, therefore, we want to help raise awareness and visibility of mental health problems. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health!