“Power of Hope”, an annual publication of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church of Ghana, has been launched at the Pantang Hospital in the Adenta Municipality.
This yearly book publicized under the auspices of the Worldwide SDA churches seeks to expatiate on the need to draw closer to Jesus Christ.
The event was held under the theme: “Overcoming the mental health challenge in Ghana: My role”.
Mrs Caroline Amissah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Authority (MHA), and the guest speaker, said we all have a role to play with regards to mental health concerns as it constitutes the overall well being of people but not just the absence of disease.
She said mental health is a big issue for us and if you look at the definition of mental health by the World Health Organisation it says that health is not the absence of disease but the physical, wealth, mental and social well being of the human being.
‘Everyone has a role to play in overcoming the mental health challenge and I think as a country we have to do more than we are currently doing, Mrs Amissah said.
‘I commend the Seventh Day Adventist Church for picking up this initiative to educate people on mental health, she said.
Pastor Emmanuel Dickson Poakwa reviewed the book highlighting the various contents of the book which contained 10 chapters of 112 pages.
He said the book would relieve and redeem many in the way of Jesus Christ and more importantly improve their spiritual lives.
He said the book deals with issues of anxiety, depression, stress and various ordeals that is associated with mental health.
One hundred copies of the book were presented to the Mental Health Authority and the Pantang Hospital.