Within the framework of World Mental Health Day, Pope Francis called on people with mental illness not to be left alone. He urged the faithful to include people with such pathology in their prayers.
After the Angeles prayer on Sunday, Pontiff pointed out that those who are in distress. Mental illness They should not be discriminated against, they should be welcomed and supported.
Pope Francis said from the window of the Apostolic Palace, “I want to remember the brothers and sisters who are mentally ill and often young people commit suicide.”
In Mexico alone, the National Bureau of Statistics and Geography (ANGI) reported. 7,896 suicide deaths in 2020Children and young people between the ages of 10 and 24 are most affected, as the cause of death is the third leading cause of death in this age group, even COVID-19.
World Mental Health Day 2021: Covid 19 The cost of epidemics
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Covid 19 has had a significant impact on epidemics. People’s mental healthA Health workers, students, people who live alone and those who already have mental disorders were most affected.
The WHO notes that childcare services. Mental disordersNeurological and substance abuse disorders have been significantly affected by epidemics.
In the US territory, Mental disorders, Nervous and substance abuse eat for more than a third (34%) of the total who lived with a disability. Depression is a major cause of disability, As detailed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
In addition, an estimated 100,000 people commit suicide each year in this geographical area.