A response from our CEO to Lady Gaga and the WHO in The Guardian
11 October 2018 – A Message from CEO Deb D’Arcangelo
We are pleased to share the opinion piece by Lady Gaga and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes, director-general of the World Health Organization, published in The Guardian earlier this week.
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The article addresses the need for increased resources dedicated to mental health and the costs – personal, societal and financial – that are suffered without those resources.
As Lady Gaga and Dr. Ghebreyes wrote:
We can all help to build communities that understand, respect and prioritize mental wellness. We can all learn how to offer support to loved ones going through a difficult time. And we can all be a part of a new movement – including people who have faced mental illness themselves – to call on governments and industry to put mental health at the top of their agendas.
At Council for Relationships, we would expand their emphasis on those who have faced mental illness themselves to all of us who have, do, and/or will benefit from therapy on a regular basis or at certain times in our lives – in other words, everyone.
We look forward to continuing our efforts in the Philadelphia region – and throughout Pennsylvania with Online Therapy – to meet our mission of helping people from all walks of life improve the quality of their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research.