Statement from the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)

WFMH Statement

The World Federation for Mental Health is gravely concerned about the war in Ukraine, the loss of life and the reports of attacks on schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, civilian casualties, and violation of human rights. We are mindful of the vote of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) condemning the invasion of Ukraine, and fully support it. We wish to reiterate the 2016 Athens Anti-War Declaration which states that, “War is the worst of human-made disasters and has tragic and unacceptable consequences on the mental health of its victims.” The consequences of war on the mental health of people, including Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, is going to impact the lives of Ukrainians and all those involved for generations to come, and we call for immediate action for cessation of all violence and hostilities.