World Health Day

Inmates’ mental health vital for rehabilitation

Speaking on behalf of the CS Commissioner during the World Health Day, CS Deputy Commissioner, Dennis Piandi said mental disorders and its traumatic effects are increasing annually around PNG.

This includes individuals in the correctional system too, who are experiencing mental health problems and mental illnesses.

“I am happy to state that the relationship between Mental Health Services and Correctional Services is timely honored and cordial as this advances our relationship cohesively towards the theme “Depression- Let’s Talk”,” he said.

Depression can be treated and prevented: WHO

The theme of 2017 World Health Day campaign is “Depression- Let’s Talk”.

Globally, around 350 million people of all ages, from all walks of life, suffer from depression.

It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living.

People living with depression centre of health theme

Numa said PNGDF is no exception and there are many physical, social, cultural and psychological factors that are beginning to emerge.

“Some of these common problems that cause burdens are in the form of culture, disasters, HIV/AIDS, drugs, alcohol and depression,” he said.

A World Health Assembly resolution passed in May 2013 has called for a comprehensive, coordinated response to mental disorder established at the country level.

RPNGC observes World Health Day

Basing his statement on fact sheets released from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Baki says the relationship between Mental Health Service and the Police Constabulary is time honoured and very amiable.

"This day simply makes our relationship solid," he stated during the commemoration of the World Health Day 2017, "Depression- Let's Talk", this morning.

Baki says is happy that his officers were actively involved in the formulation of the National Mental Health Services and are now beneficiaries to the enactment of this Act.

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Every year, the World Health Organization selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day, which falls on 7 April, the birthday of the Organization.