University of São Paulo: Partnership between USP and the Public Ministry of São Paulo will address the mental health of civil servants

A ceremony at the headquarters of the Public Ministry of the State of São Paulo (MPSP) marked the signing of the technical cooperation agreement with USP, with the objective of implementing actions aimed at the treatment and prevention of psychiatric diseases in MPSP members.

“There is no Public Ministry without the servers, those who collaborate daily for the defense of citizenship, especially in this difficult time in which we live. We need to take care of the mental health of the Public Ministry family so that we can serve the Brazilian population”, celebrated the Attorney General of Justice, Mário Luiz Sarrubbo.

For rector Carlos Gilberto Carlotti Junior, “this partnership is very symbolic of what we want to do at the University, which is to increase contact with society, open channels with civil institutions, public bodies, companies, all the components of society that can be benefited from USP’s expertise . We currently have an epidemic of problems related to mental health, especially in this post-pandemic period, and it is very positive that the Public Ministry demystifies and makes these problems public, facing them head on.”

The ceremony was attended by the director of the Faculty of Medicine, Tarcisio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho; the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Psychiatry (IPq), Wagner Farid Gattaz; and representatives of the Public Ministry.

Gattaz explained that the program that will be implemented in the MPSP is based on three pillars: the dissemination of information on mental health and the fight against prejudice, the assessment of the emotional state of each individual and the referral to treatment. “There is no health without mental health. A greater privilege than serving society is serving those who serve society,” Gattaz said.

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