National Psychotherapy Day is dedicated to mental illness, which is often ignored. Many do not consider it a serious problem, but without proper attention, the situation can worsen – not only mental health, but also physical health can suffer. Fortunately, advances have been made in the field of mental health care, but not everyone is aware of them. Psychotherapy is highly effective in the treatment of mental illness.
For a long time, people used therapy as a help, but its format was very informal, e.g., conversations with close relatives and friends. Gradually, a direction was formed in medicine that deals with mental health. Today, there are different forms of therapy.
- The direction of psychotherapy was developed in the 9th century by the Persian physician Razes.
- Most clinical psychology programs are based on an empirical approach.
- National Psychotherapy Day was organized in 2012 by professionals and students with one goal – to raise people’s awareness of the work of psychotherapists.
How to take part
Use turquoise as the symbol for National Psychotherapy Day. Talk about the holiday on social networks. Destroy myths about psychotherapy to eliminate the ambiguity associated with it and talk about the benefits of it. Talk to a person who needs help and suggest they contact a specialist.
When is National Psychotherapy Day in 2023?
National Psychotherapy Day is observed on September 25 each year.