Supporting Mental Health Awareness month, Luz Kyncl LCSW, CHC, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Health Coach, Public Speaker and Author explores creative solutions in channeling the importance of accessing healthy diets and mental health. Drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition - conflict, climate variability, economic downturns, and COVID-19 have a great impact on leading healthy lives.
Mental health intersects and influences the SDGs - poverty eradication, nutrition, health, education, women’s empowerment and more. Poverty directly affects mental health, through malnutrition which can impair brain development and function - deficiencies can inhibit intellectual and physical potential and cause lifelong disability.
Efforts to eradicate poverty, prevent conflicts and disasters, and promote education will not be successful unless mental health is prioritized. Poor mental health and unfulfilled human potential pose major risks to the changes that are needed if we are to reach the SDGs.
This conversation will foster a unique opportunity to showcase the action that is being done by the UN, Governments and private sector, to speak about how important these partnerships are in these urgent times for the lives of the most vulnerable and for the planet.
Luz Esther Kyncl LCSW, CHC, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Health Coach, Public Speaker and Author