ATHENS ANTI-WAR DECLARATION

anti war declaration of society of preventive psychiatry antipolemikh diakhryxh athinwn etaireia prolhptikhs psychiatrikhs

 

The deleterious Mental Health consequences of human-made disasters are well-known and humanity stands witness to their catastrophic impact.

War is the worst of human-made disasters and has tragic and unacceptable consequences on the mental health of its victims. The catastrophic impact of war on mental health is longitudinal, transgenerational, and amplified by refugee crises both in countries of origin and elsewhere.    

According to the WHO (2004) mental health promotion should include efforts for Peace, in view of the well-established mental health consequences of war conflicts. It is therefore within the rights and obligations of the international mental health community represented by the various organizations that express its views to address this issue and call for :

  1. Termination of war conflicts, wherever they occur
  1. Psychological and material support to the victims of war conflicts : refugees, internally displaced persons, asylum seekers, immigrants, psychologically affected or incapacitated persons and any other category of people whose mental health is at risk or who have been damaged by war
  1. Psychosocial  and humanitarian material support to the citizens of the host countries whose mental health systems are extremely challenged  by the consequences of war conflicts
  1. Call for urgent and coordinated action to attain the above goals

Given in Athens,  25 March 2016

Endorsing Organizations:

  1. ADHD Hellas
  2. Advocacy Group for the Mentally Ill (Cyprus)
  3. Albanian Psychiatric Association
  4. Association Francaise de Psychiatrie
  5. Association of Mental Health in Portuguese Language (ASMELP)
  6. Association of Siblings of Persons with Mental Health Problems (KINAPSI)
  7. Barbados Association of Psychiatrists
  8. Cyprus Psychiatric Association
  9. Ecuadorian Association of Psychiatry
  10. Egyptian Association for Mental Health
  11. Egyptian Psychiatric Association
  12. Estonian Psychiatric Association
  13. Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology
  14. Foundation Contener (Argentina)
  15. Gamian Europe
  16. German Academy for Psychoanalysis
  17. Hellenic-American Psychiatric Association
  18. Hellenic Center for Mental Health and Research
  19. Hellenic Psychiatric Association
  20. Icelandic Psychiatric Association
  21. Initiative for Mental Health Awareness Inc.
  22. Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade
  23. International Association of Medical Colleges (IAOMC)
  24. International College of Person-centered Medicine (ICPCM)
  25. International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
  26. International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services (IFOTES)
  27. Iraqi Society of Psychiatrists
  28. Lebanese Psychiatric Association
  29. Lithuanian Psychiatric Association
  30. Medical Psychologic Society (France)
  31. Mental Health America
  32. National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research, Auckland University of Technology
  33. Observatoire Francophone de Medecine de la Personne
  34. Palestinian Center for Growth and Human Development
  35. Panhellenic Medical Association
  36. Philippine Psychiatric Association
  37. Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health
  38. Psychiatric Association for Eastern Europe and the Balkans
  39. Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina
  40. Psychiatric Association of Turkey
  41. Psychiatric Department of the Hellenic Red Cross Hospital
  42. Russian Society of Psychiatrists
  43. Serbian Psychiatric Association
  44. Slovac Psychiatric Association
  45. Society of Preventive Psychiatry
  46. South African Society of Psychiatrists
  47. Spanish Association of Mental Health Professionals
  48. Spanish Society of Psychiatry
  49. Syrian Association for Mental Health
  50. The Metropolitan Association of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires
  51. The Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
  52. Turkish Neuropsychiatric Society
  53. UNESCO Hellas
  54. University of Athens, Department of Psychology
  55. University of Athens, 1st Department of Psychiatry
  56. University of Ioannina, Department of Psychiatry
  57. University of Thessaloniki (Aristotle), 3rd Department of Psychiatry
  58. University of Thessaly, Department of Psychiatry
  59. University of Thrace (Democritus) Medical School, Department of Psychiatry
  60. World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry
  61. World Federation for Mental Health
  62. World Psychiatric Association
  63. WPA Section on Art and Psychiatry
  64. WPA Section on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  65. WPA Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature
  66. WPA Section on Disaster Psychiatry
  67. WPA Section on Eating Disorders
  68. WPA Section on Evidence Based Psychiatry
  69. WPA Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports
  70. WPA Section on Family Research and Intervention
  71. WPA Section on Forensic Psychiatry
  72. WPA Section on Genetics in Psychiatry
  73. WPA Section on HIV/AIDS Psychiatry
  74. WPA Section on Immunology and Psychiatry
  75. WPA Section on Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  76. WPA Section on Literature and Psychiatry
  77. WPA Section on Mass Media and Mental Health
  78. WPA Section on Mental Health Economics
  79. WPA Section on Military Psychiatry
  80. WPA Section on Occupational Psychiatry
  81. WPA Section on Old Age Psychiatry
  82. WPA Section on Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
  83. WPA Section on Personality Disorders
  84. WPA Section on Pharmacopsychiatry
  85. WPA Section on Preventive Psychiatry
  86. WPA Section on Psychiatric Education
  87. WPA Section on Psychiatric Electrophysiology
  88. WPA Section on Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  89. WPA Section on Psychiatry and Human Sexuality
  90. WPA Section on Psychiatry and Sleep Wakefulness Disorders
  91. WPA Section on Psychiatry, Law and Ethics
  92. WPA Section on Psychiatry, Medicine and Primary Care
  93. WPA Section on Psychiatry in Developing Countries
  94. WPA Section on Psychiatry in Private Practice
  95. WPA Section on Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry
  96. WPA Section on Psychological Consequences of Torture and Persecution
  97. WPA Section on Psychoneurobiology
  98. WPA Section on Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care
  99. WPA Section on Psychotherapy
  100. WPA Section on Public Policy and Psychiatry
  101. WPA Section on Rural Mental Health
  102. WPA Section on Stress Research
  103. WPA Section on Suicidology
  104. WPA Section on Urban Mental Health
  105. WPA Section on Women’s Mental Health

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