mental health, suicide, mental health promotion, prevention, mental health services, intoxicants, mental functioning, mental disorders, rehabilitation, development
The National Mental Health Strategy and Suicide Prevention Agenda 2020–2030 are based on long-term preparations and broad-based collaboration. The starting point is the comprehensive approach of mental health in society and its different sectors and levels.
The strategy recognises the importance of mental health in a changing world. Mental health is seen as a resource that can be supported. It is possible to effectively prevent and manage mental disorders and reduce discrimination and stigmatisation associated with mental disorders. Mental disorders are a public health challenge, and therefore the availability of mental health services (and addiction services) must be brought to the same level of other health and social services. The strategy provides guidelines for decision-making and for targeting activities and resources. Extensive collaboration is necessary to achieve the objectives.
The strategy has five priority areas: mental health as capital, mental health of children and young people, mental health rights, services and mental health management. Monitoring of progress should use both existing indicators and new indicators.
The objectives of the strategy will first be implemented by increasing the availability of preventive services and therapies at the basic level and by improving the cooperation structures necessary for maintaining these services. Other measures aim to improve employment-oriented mental health services, raise the level of mental health competence in municipalities and step up suicide prevention efforts.