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Mental Health

Mental health includes people’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from womb to tomb. The diagnosis of schizophrenia and neurotic disorders are the most frequent diagnoses in out-patient facilities, and schizophrenia and mood disorders are the most common diagnoses in mental hospitals in Myanmar.

Coup And Mental Health

After the coup, stress and anxiety are common for people who live in Myanmar especially in conflict-affected areas. Knowing how to stay psychologically healthy and deal with daily stress is very important for our people. The MoH will provide information on mental well-being and the professional services offered for those with serious mental distress. The MoH will integrate mental health services in crisis response with careful adaptation to specific contexts of multi-layered systems of services and supports in collaboration with other ministries.

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Coping with mental stress, anxiety and other mental illness

The instability of life, moving around place to place, the social pressures, tension in family relationships, financial hardship, uncertainty about future, hopelessness, heavy workloads, parting from loved ones, loss of loved ones, loss of job, hiding away from home for safety etc. are all possible sources of stress. Although stress can have a positive effect on our learning and work performance, it can also lead to insomnia and a range of physical and psychological problems if it becomes too severe or lasts too long. But there are ways to deal with insomnia and the various types of mental stress that you might encounter.

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Self-Care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health.

Last Updated: 29 May 2021