Mental health - a state of well-being in which we can realise our potential
Taking care of mental health is extremely important for every person because mental health is our most incredible value, a significant aspect of our health as a whole and a prerequisite and essential determinant of quality of life.
With today's frequent changes and fast-paced, stressful lifestyle, we encounter many challenges for mental health in everyday situations, which is why mental disorders are rising worldwide.
For example, in 1990, 416 million people were suffering from depression and anxiety disorders worldwide, while in 2013, their number increased to 615 million. Considering the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25% in the first year of the pandemic.
The increasing trend of diagnosed mental disorders continues, which is why awareness of the importance of taking care of mental health is also growing. Therefore, it is vital to work on preventing difficulties and seek help as soon as the first signs of impaired mental health appear.
At Thalassotherapia Opatija, we recognise the importance of providing psychological support to our patients and clients as a prerequisite for realising all their potential. That is why in Thalassotherapia Opatija, we have a psychologist - an expert who helps to preserve mental health in cardiac rehabilitation and the psychological outpatient clinic. At the same time, she participates in the work of the diabetes daily hospital and the medical weight loss program. Moreover, a psychologist collaborates with doctors, nurses, and nutritionists.