This project provides psychological support to 60 families who visit the Amextra community centers in the Tultitlan and Lomas de San Isidro communities in the State of Mexico, roughly two hours from Mexico City. 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 Children with these symptoms may become depressed or withdrawn, causing both social and academic delays.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, families 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 maintain skills for managing their emotions and apply them during other difficult times in their lives. They will also have skills for resolving conflict using communication and respect and will have a life plan to live by. Parents will feel in control of their emotions and know how to parent their children with love and respect, while guiding their children to acheive their dreams and develop their full potential.