Currently, the practice of psychology is needed to address the growing prevalence of psychosis as well as promote the emotional well-being of the population and close the mental health care gap, said the technical secretary of the National Mental Health Council. It is necessary to promote STConsame), Diana Iris Tejadilla Orozco.
It is estimated that this is the job of 357,044 psychology professionals in Mexico, of whom 70.4 percent are women and 29.6 percent are men, according to data from the Observatory of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS).
substance use training
Tejadilla Orozco pointed out that across the country, health professionals, including psychologists, have received training in substance use care, suicidal behavior management, telementoring, and community activities.
He stressed that they are an essential part of the restructuring of the mental health system in the country coordinated by Psychiatric Care Services (SAP), STConsame and the National Commission against Addictions (Conadic) with a focus on human rights and equity.
promoting neuroscience and specialties
Psychologists’ involvement in various branches such as neuroscience, and social, educational, clinical, experimental, physiological, technical, and labor specialties, have contributed to the study, development, and maintenance of emotional and mental well-being. of the population.
On the occasion of the National Day of Psychologists, he indicated that these professionals are part of the emotional support groups of the Ministry of Health to support the population during natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and landslides.
strengthen the lifeline
The Ministry of Health has a Lifeline available through the telephone number 800 911 2000, where specialized personnel attend to any emotional distress and guide users on services available to those in need.
In Mexico, the National Day of Psychologists is celebrated on May 20, with the aim of recognizing their work and informing society about all the services they can provide to the community. The commemoration was established by the National Federation of Colleges, Societies and Associations of Psychologists of Mexico.
Its central activities are the promotion of mental health with psychosocial interventions, teaching and research, as well as the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.