Mental health plays an important role in everyone’s life. A mentally healthy person works more productively, and is capable of contributing more to his/her surroundings. It is clear that mental disorders could lead to serious problems and wasted human potential.
A mental disorder is a health condition involving changes in thinking, emotions or behaviours (e.g. depression). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than a quarter of the European adult population has experienced at least one mental disorder during the past year, e.g. depression or anxiety. Yet, only a fraction of them sought professional help. Mental disorders have a significant impact, which consequences affect not only the individual, but also the economic sector. Thus, it is important to bring the issues to light and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.