Mental health: Macron at the bedside of a psychiatry in distress

TO ANALYSE – The President of the Republic announced the creation of 800 posts in medico-social centers and the reimbursement of consultations with the psychologist up to 30 euros.

Announced in January 2020, postponed once, the Assises of mental health and psychiatry which were held on Monday and Tuesday were the occasion of an unprecedented assessment of a sector in full doldrums. Long-awaited, the measures announced at the end of Tuesday afternoon by Emmanuel Macron sought to reassure and promote professionals at the end of their rope, undermined by the sector’s lack of attractiveness, a growing demand for care and the distress of patients and patients. their loved ones faced with the difficulty, sometimes, to seek treatment.

“Lamentable situation”, “dramatic”, “acute crisis”, the superlatives converge to paint a very dark picture of the sector, the result of a decline that began about fifteen years ago, “When the accounting logic imposed itself in the hospital”, locate the Dr Secret-Bobolakis, Secretary General of the French Federation of Psychiatry. “We closed beds irresponsibly, without creating alternative reception centers ”, deplores Dr Skurnik, president of the Intersyndicale

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