Psychologist’s Day: The importance of mental health during a pandemic
On May 20 Psychology Day in Mexico Social media has shown their creativity through MemesTo celebrate and remember science professionals who study human behavior. Not without forgetting how important this work was during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 1998, the National Federation of Colleges, Societies and Societies of Psychologists in Mexico created May 20 to celebrate Psychologist’s Day due to In 1937, the first license was granted in Mexico to practice this profession.
According to a statement by Dr. Georgina Ortiz, President of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Psychology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, published in the UNAM Alumni Relations Program, she participated in the meeting that began with a celebration of psychologists.
In May 1994, with the aim of discussing the special problems that professionals face, the College of Psychology Professionals of the State of Jalisco at the University of Guadalajara He summoned the various associations, colleges and societies of psychology.
After agreeing on the lack of knowledge on the part of institutions and companies regarding the role and professional practice of psychologists, it was recognized that the unit should be strengthened to promote and monitor the implementation of the exercise at the highest legal, ethical and professional level, Dr. Georgina expressed in her text.
In 1995, the National Federation of Mexican Colleges, Societies and Societies in Guadalajara (FENAPSIME) was founded with the participation of the College of Psychologists of the State of Mexico AC, the College of Psychologists of Irapuato AC, the College of Professionals of the State of Jalisco AC, the Association of Psychology Degree Graduates of the University of Guadalajara AC, Mexican Association For alternatives in AC Psychology, Mexican Association of Directing Professionals AC, Metropolitan College of Psychology AC, College Psychology Alumni Association of UNAM AC, College de Psicólogos de Michoacán AC, Colegio de Psicólogos del Estado de Morelos AC, Colegio de Profesionales de la Psicología de Querétaro AC.
But until 1996 it was proposed to establish a Psychologist’s Day, emphasizing the three objectives of FENAPSIME: Promote the work of psychologists, condemn rapists and charlatans in the field of psychology and introduce society to all the services that this profession can provide. However, until March 1997, May 20 was designated Psychologist Day.
The importance of psychologists during COVID-19 confinement
While in custody of the COVID-19 virus, the Mexico City government reiterated the importance of caring for our physical and mental health in order to prevent infection, and opened an exclusive space for providing mental health information on their portal. In addition to adding helplines called the Life Line, they have created #CuidaTuSaludMental and created videos to inform mental health professionals.
In addition, a national strategy has been developed ‘My mental health is also in the face of COVID-19’Headed by the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has joined with the aim of providing remote psychological care and promoting mental health among the population.
Likewise, the National Polytechnic Institute has provided a line of psychological support to the community. Emphasis in the statement posted on the IPN web portal that a phone center will be a means of communication between people who need guidance and emotional support in situations of risk, in the short and long term.