Workshop on stigmatization of persons with mental health problems

As a follow up on the implementation of the anti-stigma campaign, as part of the project Preventiva, during the 30 September and 01 October 2015, two workshops were held on the topic of stigmatization of persons with mental disorders in the "Rajlovac" barracks and "Božan Šimović" barracks.

Speakers at the workshop were Dr. Goran Čerkez from the Ministry of Health of the Federation of BiH, and Ms. Vesna Ležaja, senior advisor for mental health and psychosocial assistance – AF BiH, who presented to the workshop participants three themes: Mental health and prevention of mental health, psychosomatic disorders and stigmatization of people with mental disorders.

The workshops were organized with the aim of breaking the stigma within the military population and prevention of mental health, and it has been planned to organize workshops on the same topic in the following period by AF BiH psychologists, in order to familiarize as much as possible of members of the AF BiH with this topic.