Salud Mental

Mexico at the United Nations: A step forward for mental health


Eduardo A. Madrigal de León
Shoshana Berenzon Gorn


For centuries, issues of mental health have been surrounded by stigma. As a result of ignorance, prejudice, and mistaken conceptions of what a person is or should be, society has reacted with overwhelming violence against anything that falls outside the demands of “normality.” It is a social archetype we constantly run into. After an arduous battle on multiple fronts, this perspective is finally coming undone. A milestone on the path is the resolution “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support,” proposed by Mexico and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on June 26, 2023.