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.
Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program - LINITY Project in Finland 2013-2017
The aim of the project in SOS-Crisis Centre is to prevent and reduce suicide attempts and suicides in Finland by supporting suicide attempters.
Seeking help for mental health problems
The threshold for seeking help for mental health problems has become lower, but many people still suffer alone for far too long.
Alternate depression and hyperactivity
Pekka’s wife Marja had been depressed and weak for several months. Pekka tried to make Marja seek medical advice, but she did not want to see a doctor. Eventually she agreed to seek help. However, these turned out to be just intentions, as Marja soon started to feel significantly better.
Bipolar affective disorder
Bipolar affective disorder, also known as bipolar disorder, used to be called manic depression. Bipolar affective disorder is a chronic disorder, which is strongly hereditary. The disorder is characterised by unusual mood swings.
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.
Hand of Mental Wellbeing
A harmful addiction can develop for any activity or substance that causes feelings of pleasure (eating, drugs, games...).
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.