This project provides psychological support to adults and children at the Amextra community centers in the semi-urban Tultitlan and Lomas de San Isidro communities. Participants will receive support to manage emotions like anger, anxiety and grief as well as create life plans and develop strong communication skills to reach their full potential as individuals and as community members.
It's estimated that 970 million people worldwide had a mental or substance use disorder. The largest number of people have an anxiety disorder, according to a 2017 study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. When left untreated, anxiety and other mental health disorders can cause individuals to struggle for years, unable to live their lives fully. Children with these symptoms may become depressed or withdrawn, causing both social and academic delays.
Through this holistic project, 85 people in the Tultitlan and Lomas de San Isidro communities will receive individual and group psychological support. Participants will learn techniques to manage emotions like anger, anxiety and grief caused by Covid-19 and other challenges, as well as create life plans and develop strong communication skills. Two psychologists, one in each region, will be responsible for leading these processes with adults and children through the Amextra community centers.
As children grow up, they will be left with the memory of a time when Amextra and their community came together to support them in their time of need. They will have the academic skills they need to pursue any career of their choosing and skills in peaceful conflict transformation in order to build communities of peace. They will be strong and healthy and ready to be leaders in the community, their country, and, if they so choose, around the world!
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