The founder and scientific manager of Koitida, Dr. Meropi Michaleli, in the 11th issue of the magazine “GO BY GONIMOTITA” talks to Flora Kassaveti.

“WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE FROM THE TIME THEY WISH TO BECOME PARENTS”.

Nowadays it goes without saying that a person who has depression, severe anxiety or some other mental disorder should and can receive psychological support. So is someone experiencing grief due to divorce, work stress, low self-esteem, or even an eating disorder. But what about the woman who experiences one or successive miscarriages while trying to conceive? With the teenager experiencing the stress of an unwanted pregnancy or the trauma of its termination? With the parents watching in horror as their premature baby struggles for life in the incubator? What about couples who are trying and struggling to have a baby via IVF? Don’t they all need psychological support? Of course they are needed! But how many of them receive it and how many suffer in silence because their needs are ignored?The answer to these critical questions is given by Dr. Meropi Michaleli, Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, who explains that Greece lags behind in organizing a framework to support these sensitive groups and the consequences are visible all around us. As the Scientific Director and Founder of Koitidas, an Institute for the Promotion of Mental Health in Pregnancy and the Early Years of the Child’s Life, she explains how this model perinatal health center and the people who make it up are fighting to change the things.

Read the rest of the interview on the website: www.gonimotita.gr