The Finnish Association for Mental Health provides crisis assistance and support in order to prevent mental health problems and suicides.
Support and help for foreigners
In everyday life, the word ‘depression’ may refer to many different things. The phenomenon becomes hard to understand as the word is used to describe both an emotion and a mental disorder.
Story of a family member
“I was 16 when my father committed suicide at the beginning of the summer of 1993. I was out of focus during the whole summer."
A harmful addiction can develop for any activity or substance that causes feelings of pleasure (eating, drugs, games...).
Harri works in a big company as an official. He works a lot throughout the year. In addition to his actual area of responsibility, Harri has lately undertaken a few extra projects. The projects require much travelling and sometimes Harri has no time to rest between the trips.
Voluntary work for promoting mental health
The FAMH is a Finnish non-governmental organization and a federation of over 50 local mental health associations making part of it, hosting approximately 4 000 individual members.
Anni has a 22-year-old son called Jussi. Jussi lives in Lappeenranta, where he moved two years ago to study. Anni lives in Tampere and currently meets her son a few times a year. For a long time now, she has suspected that something is not right with Jussi.
Difficult situations in life
We are faced with many kinds of situations and phases in our lives. Some of them are positive and bring us joy, while others are challenging, even difficult.
End of a relationship
Many things can lead to a divorce or break-up, and likewise, people react to it in many different ways. The nature of the relationship and things leading to the break-up affect how you accept the new situation.