“Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” — Adam Ant
Conditions like depression, anxiety, dementia, substance abuse and sleep and eating disorders affect one in six Europeans, and can have huge effects on the lives of both sufferers and their families. The best tool for improving their quality of life and combating stigma is accurate information, and it's with that in mind that Angelini Pharma has launched Harmonia Mentis.com, a new website focusing on mental health.
Over the past 50 years, Angelini Pharma has received international recognition for its work in the field and its commitment to fighting the accompanying stigma. Harmonia Mentis.com takes up Angelini Pharma’s mission of becoming a worldwide company, offering an international perspective on an issue of global importance and to be a point of reference for those seeking clear, up-to-date, practical information online.
Created with patients, caregivers, associations and stakeholders in mind, Harmonia Mentis is a multimedia hub offering a wide range of articles, testimonies, interviews, videos, insights and more with the goal of creating multiple touchpoints with the public via the site, social networks and relevant third-party properties.
Harmonia Mentis offers a plethora of content pitched at multiple levels, from easy-to-read articles to more scientifically-minded material, enabling it to engage with a large target audience and allowing a range of approaches to an issue – mental health – which is still often the subject of prejudice and ignorance.
The new site boasts a larger editorial staff which includes journalists, experts and internationally recognised names, and offers two distinct viewpoints, one looking at society, current affairs and culture, and the other more technical and scientific, using data, research and expert opinion to provide insight into individual conditions and offer a comprehensive and nuanced overview of the world of mental health.
The content in Harmonia Mentis is divided into five areas; Science, looking at developments in the scientific community; People, focusing on the people, famous or otherwise, speaking out about their mental health; Society, offering topical mental health-related articles; Empowerment, which looks at initiatives to support patients and their families; and Policy, which contains articles on the medical and social management of mental health.