We all receive information through the news about children who have been assaulted somewhere in the world, whether at school, at home, or in the streets. Others suffer labor exploitation due to economic necessity, war, displacement, or living in refugee camps. All these situations compromise their lives permanently, so it is imperative to prioritize the welfare of children and build peaceful spaces for their development.
Before the European conquest and all known migrations, North America was home to dozens of ethnic groups with different traditions and languages, as well as a social structure with a political organization, economy, and spirituality based on a deep respect for nature.
The loss of a job or employment, in any circumstance, is usually very painful, so much so that it is difficult to find meaning in life: it is one of the most difficult griefs to manage. The reality is that we are always in the possibility of living this experience, and it is important to know how to move on.
The first psychological therapies were developed at the end of the 19th century and have evolved as mental health has become a priority to improve people’s lives. In particular, it is very recent the attention given to the so-called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which consists of the impossibility of recovering from a serious emotional experience that generates physiological damage to the nervous system and consequences in the body’s health.
At the beginning of this century, mental health specialists in various countries predicted that, by 2020, depression would be the second cause of disability in the population. This prediction was fulfilled and exceeded as it was one of the consequences of the recent pandemic. In total, every 40 seconds, a person takes their own life somewhere in the world.
Since June 23, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared a day to make visible and draw the attention of the world population to the vulnerability suffered by women who have lost their husbands, the so-called widows.