The first symptoms of mental disorders often come up during adolescence. Because of the lack of information, they are underestimated and rarely recognized promptly.
Because of this, since 2001, a free project has been started which, with the active collaboration of expert psychiatrists of the mental health departments nationwide, offers information and sensitization sessions in Secondary Schools addressed to students, teachers and parents.
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• To provide information in a clear and scientific way
• To underline the difference between young adult (developmental) needs and pathology
• To call attention to risk factors
• To fight prejudice and change attitudes towards mental disorders.
• Psychotic disorders
• Mood disorders
• Eating disorders
• How to foster/support the well-being of the brain
• How and where to ask for help
(this is what students asked)
“How do you manage anxiety?”
“Can you prevent panic attacks?”
“Can depression be treated or does it last forever?”
“How can we help a person with psychological problems?”
“Are mental disorders due to environmental or genetic reasons?”
• Approval of the project by Educational Managers
• Presentation of the project to the Teaching Board
The intervention is divided into two meetings:
In the first one the psychiatrist, through slides and videos, presents and comments the topics encouraging the interaction with students.
In the second one the psychiatrist analyzes the topics most students are interested in.