Tell governments to prioritize mental health as we begin to recover from the pandemic!

Physical illness hasn’t been the only challenge during this pandemic. From mass job loss and disrupted education, over social isolation and decreased physical activity, to and the death of family and friends – COVID has breached every corner of our lives.

So, it’s no surprise that COVID-19 has severely impacted mental health around the world, increasing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sleep disruptions and thoughts of suicide. And we can’t assume these major issues will fix themselves.

Add your name to demand governments address widespread mental health concerns in recovery plans!

The scale of mental health concerns cannot be underestimated, particularly in impoverished countries where already weak mental health systems have become even more fragmented, and where high rates of suicide are likely to increase even after the pandemic, due to trauma and economic hardship.

HealthRight International has deployed pandemic-specific mental health support services globally. They make therapy and medication accessible to refugees and internally displaced people in Uganda, run psychosocial support teams for survivors of domestic violence in Ukraine, and train local health workers around the world to provide basic mental health support to their communities.

But even they cannot do it alone. We need focused government attention to these less-acknowledged symptoms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join HealthRight International in asking governments to prioritize mental health services in their COVID-19 recovery plans!