Disturbing trend: a sharp rise in applications to the Mental Health Assistance Center

After another year of the corona plague, Enosh reports that 7,900 people have applied to the association’s information center this year – an increase of 21% compared to 2020.

In addition, there was a 27% increase in the number of young people who received services at HeadSpace – the care centers for young people, and a 17% increase in the number of family members who received services at Milam – the family counseling centers.

Human CEO Dr. Hela Hadas explains that she is not surprised by the data: “To some extent the corona has done good for mental health. More people in the Israeli public understand today that mental health is really the story of all of us, and this insight affects the stigma to some extent.”

Enosh points out that especially among youth and young people, more resources are required to provide tailored solutions and prevent more complex crises. Surveys conducted by Enosh in recent years among adolescents show that 73% of them have experienced a mental crisis.

After the corona period half of the teens reported that their emotional state had deteriorated. And yet, only 11% of them went for treatment. The reason for avoiding treatment: 45% because of the high price and 23% because of the shame.

By Editor

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