Since the beginning of the war, 650,000 people have turned to psychologists and psychiatrists

07:39 28 October Kyiv, Ukraine

Since the beginning of the war, 650,000 people have consulted psychologists and psychiatrists in the health care system, but a full-scale Russian invasion will still have critical consequences for the mental health of Ukrainians.

This was announced during a briefing by Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko.
“Since the beginning of the war, 650,000 people have turned to psychologists and psychiatrists in the healthcare system, they have received help. Outside the healthcare system, there are also a large number of psychologists at various levels, both public and non-public.. These are education, social policy, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Police, the State Emergency Service,” Lyashko said.
Lyashko also stressed that it is not necessary to ignore the signals of the psyche and, if necessary, turn to specialists.
“That's why I want to appeal to everyone - the violation of the state of psychological health should not be shy. A certain stigma was formed for us from the Soviet aces. But psychological support is the norm. Seeing a psychologist should be a priority. We need to turn to a person who will professionally tell what needs to be done,” the head of the Ministry of Health urged.
On the part of the state, according to him, there should be access to medical or psychological assistance and access to medicines.
 
Now in the Affordable Medicines program, 13 drugs are completely free for patients with mental disorders, their cost is compensated by the state.