Editorial The therapy guarantee became a political pawn

Although mental health problems are no longer as big a taboo as they were a few decades ago, the need for treatment is still not taken seriously enough.

Parliament already received a citizens’ initiative on the therapy guarantee a year ago in October. The initiative, launched by thirty mental health organizations, collected the 50,000 signatures needed in a short time.

The initiative proposes that mental health care be included after the first visit to a health center. Therapy or other psychosocial treatment would begin within a month of seeking treatment.

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