President Milanović Discusses Consequences of Earthquakes and Pandemic on People with Croatian Psychological Association Leadership

18. February 2021.

The President of the Republic Zoran Milanović received a delegation of the Croatian Psychological Association that included the president Josip Lopižić and two vice-presidents Ljiljana Mikuš and Nelija Rudolfi.

They talked about the consequences of the earthquakes in Croatia as well as of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people and their mental health. According to the Croatian Psychological Association representatives, chronic stress as a result of the pandemic is clearly a major problem and therefore even more concern for mental health is necessary.

They told President Milanović that the Croatian Psychological Association is actively involved in offering psychological help to the population of the quake-stricken areas of Sisak-Moslavina County. One of the matters they discussed was the need to adopt a mental health strategy or plan whose preparation has been on hold in relevant institutions since 2016.

The representatives of the Croatian Psychological Association also informed President Milanović of activities taking place during the 14th Week of Psychology in Croatia (15-21 February) being held under the patronage of the President of the Republic. The Croatian Psychological Association is the oldest professional organization of Croatian psychologists founded in 1953.

PHOTO: Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia / Dario Andrišek