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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. We are here to provide comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

On October 10th, people all over the globe celebrated World Mental Health Day. This is an international holiday that is promoted by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) in order to “celebrate[s] awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping people feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and create lasting change.”

For 2019’s World Mental Health Day, the main focus was suicide prevention. They wanted to bring attention to this particular mental health issue because suicide rates have increased dramatically in the past few decades. In fact, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year.

In a letter addressed to the public, the president of WFMH, Alberto Trimboli, states that the primary purpose of making suicide prevention the theme of 2019’s World Mental Health Day was to have governments across the world prioritize public health in their policies.

Trimboli also emphasizes that suicide is preventable, and the best form of prevention is to openly discuss mental health and to urge public officials to create readily available access to mental health services.

If you are seeking mental health professionals who are here to help, give us a call at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine in Augusta County, VA.