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Source: CDU CSU


Prevention, networking and the removal of taboos are important

At today’s official start of the “Mental Health Offensive” by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth, the labor market and social policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Peter Weiß, explains:

“It is very pleasing that the starting signal for the mental health offensive has been given today. The corona pandemic has raised awareness of mental health. The problem has existed for much longer – and the challenges are diverse and overarching.

For people with mental health problems, work is very important – be it that they are worried about their job, or that they urgently want work and doubt whether they can achieve this goal. On the other hand, high work pressure can lead to psychiatric stress in both work and private life.

Here psychiatric treatment, medical rehabilitation and – more importantly – prevention and counseling must interlock so that mentally impaired people can survive in their working lives, but also in everyday life as a whole. We can also build on ongoing measures – such as the cross-legal model project to strengthen rehabilitation (“Rehapro”) in SGB IX. It is just as important that we network the prevention actors with one another. And remove the taboo on mental health. The federal government’s initiative launched today provides important impetus for this. “


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