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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:45 - Updated Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:46

Angola records over 10,000 cases of mental illness in first semester

Luanda - About 10,113 cases of mental health have been registered in the first half of this year in the country, said Tuesday the coordinator of the Mental Health programme of the National Directorate of Public Health.

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Participants at conference on mental health

Photo: Lucas Neto

Massoxi Vigario, coordinator of health mental programme

Photo: Lucas Neto

Massoxi Vigário said the cases were recorded in the integral mental health network provinces, which include Luanda, Huíla, Huambo, Benguela, Malanje and Cabinda.

The official was speaking to the press ahead of the International Day of Mental Health, celebrated on 10 October, quoting the men as being accounted for the highest prevalence rate.

The Coordinator also stressed the fact of the population to be aware that various cases are treatable and preventable at various levels and allow health officials to intervene early.

The two-day round table is discussing topics like "mental health at work", "prevention and attention to work stress".

Other themes include "motivation as a factor of productivity increase" and "good practices, attention to mental and emotional health of employees.

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