Everything is worth it if the soul is not small.
Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer
According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) report, 1/4 of the population at some point in their lives will need to visit a mental health professional because they will be suffering from a mental illness (usually anxiety, depression or even dementia). Given the above, either we or any of our family members are potentially mentally ill (one in three). The Mental Health Portal www.psyxiatros.gr tries to inform the public about mental illnesses by answering questions such as: what is depression, what is stress and where does it come from, what are anxiety disorders.
Since 2015, a large number of Greeks (the latest statistics said for a four-digit number) have completed two self-assessment tests for depression, stress and obsessive compulsive disorder. Most of those who completed the depression test had a moderate or severe form of the disease. They were given a contact link for the public Mental Health Centers in Greece. The test was and is completely free, while the site does not accept non-commercial ads and for obvious reasons, it rejects sponsorships from pharmaceutical companies. The internet is a tool that, if used with respect and knowledge (eg patient data security), can greatly help in the diagnosis and early intervention of mental illness.
Δρ. Nikitas Arnaoutoglou, Ph.D.
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