Capitalized Internet portal of the 1 is Munich week for mental health online Munich, June 19, 2009 – mental health is for seven days”in Munich and the surrounding area. From 5 to 11 October 2009 is 1 Munich week of mental health with the motto of mental health living!”instead. The Internet portal of the week recently under week mental gesundheit.de is online. On the free portal, co-organizer of the interested can set your own offerings on the subject and around the world day for mental health at the 10 even make the program of the week. Visitors will also receive information and background information on the mental health”and provide their participation in a virtual market place itself. Mayor Christian Ude is the patron of the week, the coordination of the project took over the Munich-based Alliance against depression. Are the focus of the first Munich week for mental health information and education, prevention and advice and awareness-raising for dealing with mental health and mental illness. Target is the open handling of a taboo: Although increasing psychological stress in our society and talk about experts, that almost every third German is affected once in the life of a mental illness, mental health is addressed publicly still too little.

The week-long event calendar is currently on the week mental gesundheit.de Internet portal. Interested can apply online their own contributions until July 31 in this calendar. In addition, a virtual marketplace offers the possibility to find co-organisers, to search premises and helpers, as well as to communicate ideas. Current information and news to subscribe to email newsletters. The over 30 initiators from society and healthcare want to make Munich a week for mental health to an annual event. It should establish itself as a fixed size in the long term and contribute to better networking of local supply offers.

The plans for 2010 already. The District of Upper Bavaria and the Department of health and environment of the city of Munich support the project. Currently, other partners and sponsors are sought. Press contact: Munich-based Alliance against depression e.V. (coordination 1 Munich week for mental health) Landsberger Strasse 68, 80339 Munich press responsible: Rita Schafer that Munich-based Alliance against depression e.V. was founded as a non-profit organization in May 2008. Purpose of the Association is the information about depressive diseases and the improvement of care of patients. The two-year awareness campaign starts on October 10, 2009. It is funded by the Department of health and environment of the city of Munich.