The fundamental aim of the Commission is to design, plan and coordinate public measures to prevent and support mental health issues. In addition, the participants undertake to collaborate on the problem in question and undertake, within the limits of their responsibility and within their possibilities, with their own technical teams, the diagnosis, care and referral of those in need of help.
Deputy Defender General Mariela López agreed that “the approach to this health problem, particularly suicide, is considered a scourge given recent events.”
For his part, Attorney General Eduardo Quattropani stated: “It is a sensitive issue for everyone and since it is a health problem, the State must be present.”
Dr. Guillermo De Sanctis, as head of Justice, thanked the Ministry of Health for the call and stressed that “society constantly needs justice because we take responsibility for the events that happen every day to people with mental problems,” he said. “From the person who is homeless, who may be suffering from mental illness and many other situations that require us and should concern us. We are all aware of the importance of the issue and are here to work and help society as a whole,” he added.
Finally, the head of the provincial health portfolio, Alejandra Venerando, emphasized that “mental health is not a situation that only concerns the Ministry of Health, but society as a whole.” “The possibility of creating this commission that will carry out the work for a part of the population affected will require great commitment, responsibility and love for our neighbors,” he said.
The minister insisted that the issue “must be accompanied by other ministries with their work teams to take care of our fellow citizens who suffer from mental illness.” This is an illness like any other, that is how we feel it and have been expressing it since more than 10 years ago, with a provincial law that transforms a place like the psychiatric hospital from a monofunctional to a multifunctional one. This is the care and containment of people in the places where they live, in general public hospitals such as Rawson and Marcial Quiroga hospitals.”
Concluding his words, Venerando expressed his wish that “these policies continue and that everyone joins the Provincial Mental Health Network so that it becomes an articulated workplace. We must be part of the planning, care, containment and transformation of this pathology” , locksmith.
The event was also attended by the Technical Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Juan Pablo Pacheco; the Minister of Planning Alina Almazán; the Minister of the Court Daniel Olivares Yapur; Mental Health Director Silvana Ortiz and Psychology Director Cecilia Turiz, among others.