MENTAL HEALTH ? BERK. BORING. BEASTLY.

NOT THAT TRUE. BUT.
We must come to the inevitable conclusion that, as educators, professors, researchers, medical & mental health professionals, we have failed.  We were unable to reach ONE VOICE and support indisputably Mental Health as a fundamental component of Human Balance, socially, politically and economically.   Mental Health has been heard through extensive diagnoses labeling,  neglecting the consequences this would have on societies around the world. The necessary convergence toward prevention, holistic support and the proper investment in the human resilience was defeated by other interests.

Today, stigmatization continues to beat minds restlessly.

And, consequently, not only Mental Health problems are fast growing but they are reaching apocalyptic heights.
The failure is most absolute and global.

IT WAS TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

THE IMHSB HAS DONE IT.

WHAT WE DO...

RESEARCH • DEVELOPMENT • SUPPORT • ADVOCACY
We are a non-profit agency dedicated to good mental health. Our stream is about improving well-being conditions, positive behaviour change as well as personal and social fulfillment, all imminent to peace and sustainable development worldwide.

WHO WE ARE...

PASSIONATE BRAIN & MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS
Psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers scientists and researchers from around the world who are part of the inspiration in constituting, debating and agreeing about common grounds for basic equilibrium.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO...

  • Because as societies, we failed valuing mental health not only as a state of being but as the most critical part our human functions to interrelate with the world.
  • Because recent researches prove that our brain is an evolutionary mass shaping itself continuously from our behaviours and attitudes,  not the opposite.
  • Because before Mental Health reaches a stage of serious diagnoses, in most cases, there are a multitude of alarm signs we completely ignore. Then, it’s too late.

IT IS INEVITABLE...

Maybe we forget too often that without mental health we are in a vegetative state.  Mental Health is the health of the brain related to all the functions our body is using everyday.   There are basic functions which don’t require the intervention of our brain.  Emptying our bladder is a example.  But without our brain, we wouldn’t be capable of running to the bathroom.

Mental Health is allowing us to feel love, joy, happiness as much as pain, sadness, anger, unfairness. It is also allowing us to analyse, to make choices, to take decisions, to dream, to change, to give, to please.  When the mental health is not provided what it needs to find its balance, we develop progressively destructive behaviours toward ourselves, toward others or in the worse case toward ourselves and others.  When we don’t respect a certain number of minimal criteria in how to care for our Mental Health appropriately, problems begin.  The Mental Health Standards are a preventive tool and an inspiring guidance to help everyone.

IT IS CRUCIAL...

We used to believe that our personality, how we think or behave was something totally innate, meaning defined from birth, and this was mostly invariable.  Today, science has brought to light some fascinating facts that demonstrate that it is not our brain that determines everything about who we are but the brain shapes itself as well from our behaviours.

The brain is the main server, the center of information where billions of connections are made to make us think, reason, walk, dance, jump, and step over an object laying in front of us instead of falling on it.  The brain is surely a wonderful world of connections.  It is 180,000 kms in distance of nervous cells when added to one another, which means 4 times the circumference of the Earth.  How we are, how we interrelate with each other, with Nature, with the world not only determines who we are but what we may become.  Taking care of our Mental Health is a safe way to live better and feel happiness.  The Mental Health Standards are a good starting kit.

IT IS KNOWLEDGEABLE...

So, if we know that good Mental Health is inevitable to our individual and social balance and it requires attention and care to avoid destructive behaviours and if we know that these behaviours are impacting negatively the brain functioning, this should motivate us in setting for positive mindfulness. But It doesn’t. Unfortunately, these arguments might never be enough to change most of who we are and how we interact, even when we know that what we do, is not necessarily constructive or good for ourselves.

The Human Nature is made of two strong defensive mechanisms:  Avoidance and self-justification.  We deny the reasons of our actions and intents, and we justify everything we do by fear of feeling the guilt. In junction with other factors, this is because we didn’t learn to be respected in our differences from the early age.  For this reason, opening to change may become more of a threat than anything appealing.  The Mental Health Standards eases access in making positive changes.

MENTAL HEALTH HAS NOW ONE VOICE

HOW WE VOICE MENTAL HEALTH...

AND

FINALLY.

MENTAL HEALTH HAS STANDARDS.

1 CORE PHILOSOPHY

To invest in what count the most.
Human Potential.

4 SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES

To give a meaning, a purpose, a direction to what we do.

4 INNER STRENGTHS

To acknowledge, commend and value our specificity.

4 DIGNITY CONVENTIONS

To enlighten the dignity in every aspect of life.

4 CORE VALUES

To learn to live happier together...in peace.

4 BASIC NEEDS

To guide parents in educating, to guide adults in interacting.

4 STRATEGY PRINCIPLES

To set minds on building daily success stories.

4 CORE INDICATORS

If we want to know where all this takes us.

WHAT ARE THE MENTAL HEALTH STANDARDS...

They are valuable resources with the humble intent to provide guidance and inspire Human Beings with the desire to engage positively and to feel a sense of true fulfillment.

They are the foundation of human relations, accessible  & applicable in any environment or context;

They define somehow the attitudes to engage for Mental Health balance.  The Standards don’t attempt to normalize behaviours, they encourage positive interactions to benefit most from Life.

They foster the state of mind we should be holding at any moment even when confronted to difficulties.

They empower Human Beings in making responsible choices and making this World a better place to live…together.

OUR CONTRIBUTORS

From the last 50 years to our present time, so many eminent figures of knowledge, scientists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, geneticists, biologists  have given their life to study our brain, our behaviours, our dysfunctions and illnesses affecting our mental balance. Because of their restless dedication, the experiments and researches, our understanding of Mental Health has progressed tremendously, although, we missed out too often on how to communicate outcomes and findings in generating true interest.
These achievements among others, are possible only because of daring free-thinking minds, leaving behind the fear of judgment, for paving the way, where no one has walked before. Their contribution have and continue to foster and portray humanism in its most authentic version. The IMHSB is grateful to the persistence and courage for their remarkable work, and for reminding us the humility we must hold toward what seems the infinite part about what we still don’t know.  They surely inspired and continue to inspire us everyday at the IMHSB.
We wish to express our deepest regards and respect to Lara Boyd, Ian McGilchrist, Shawn Achor, Boris Cyrulnik who are so active, generous and immensely valuable to the great world of Mental Health. THANK YOU on behalf of the IMHSB Clinical Team.