Statement from the Steering Committee of the Council of NPAs

We wish to affirm our complete and utmost professional and personal solidarity with our fellow psychiatrists and all mental health workers from Ukraine. We would also like to express our deepest concern about the situation of Ukrainian patients with mental disorders, who are exposed to additional suffering during the ongoing war.

It is our duty as psychiatrists and mental health workers to make every effort to safeguard people's mental health, and war is one of the most serious threats to mental health. Lasting peace is essential for the mental health of the people in any country, in any continent. We hope for and insist upon a peaceful resolution to this atrocious violence. Conflict must be addressed through peaceful means, such as communication.

Healing the psychosocial wounds due to trauma of every single individual affected by this war is our duty as National Psychiatric Associations and the EPA Council of NPAs. We will come together and use our knowledge, experience, and human power in the service of everyone: patients, their families, men, women, children, the elderly, refugees, and anyone else suffering in all EPA member countries.

Stop the war! Now!

NPAs in support of this statement:

Austrian Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Azerbaijan Psychiatric Association
Belarusian Psychiatric Association
Flemish Association of Psychiatry
Belgian Professional Association of Medical Specialists in Psychiatry
Psychiatric Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina
College Private Psychiatry of Bulgaria
Croatian Psychiatric Association
Czech Psychiatric Association
Danish Psychiatric Association
Finnish Psychiatric Association
French Congress of Psychiatry
French Federation of Psychiatry
Society of Georgian Psychiatrists
German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Hungarian Psychiatric Association
Icelandic Psychiatric Association
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
Israel Psychiatric Association
Italian Psychiatric Association
Lithuanian Psychiatric Association
Society of Psychiatrists, Narcologists, Psychotherapists and Clinical Psychologists from Republic of Moldova
Norwegian Psychiatric Association
Polish Psychiatric Association
Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health
Romanian Association of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia
Slovak Psychiatric Association
Swedish Psychiatric Association
Spanish Society of Psychiatry
Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Psychiatric Association of Turkey
Royal College of Psychiatrists