Guadalajara Jalisco.- The Atlas soccer team will be goodwill ambassador for mental health in Jalisco during 2022, announced the Jalisco Health Secretariat.
“Goodwill ambassadors are recognized figures (…) in public life who are committed to contributing to the efforts made by the World Health Organization to make people aware of some important health problems and their solutions”, explained the head of the Jalisco Health Secretariat, Fernando Pertersen Araguren.
For his part, the president of the Atlas Futbol Club, José Riestra, thanked being taken into account and explained
“We will start with a series of conferences on basic forces such as men’s and women’s. We will begin with the training of all our trainers and physical trainers so that they can help, although it is true that they are not specialists, they deserve to have training to prevent (…) we have to go acting first with our teams, then with the communities”, affirmed José Riestra.
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It is worth mentioning that the singer Carla Morrison was the ambassador of mental health in 2020, a critical year due to confinement due to the health emergency due to covid-19.
The general director of Jalisco Public Health, Ana Gabriela Mena Rodríguez explained that the confinement wreaked havoc on the mental health of many people around the worldespecially children and adolescents, for which he pointed out the importance of promoting sports, entertainment and self-care activities.
Finally, the health authorities and the president of the Guadalajara team They emphasized the importance of preventing the development of mental disorders.
Psychiatric hospitals do not disappear in Jalisco
Regarding the disappearance of psychiatric hospitals due to the new General Health Law, the director of the Jalisco Institute of Mental Health (SALME), Francisco Javier Ramírez Barreto, assured that these care centers will not cease to exist.
Rather, the first level of care will be strengthened to improve access to the second.
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