Daejeon City will operate the Hope Bus ‘Mind Talk Talk Bus’ from this year to improve citizens' mental health along with overcoming Corona depression following the prolonged COVID-19.
‘Mind Talk Talk Bus’ is a psychological support project prepared by Daejeon City for citizens who are unable to receive mental health services due to prejudice against mental illness, time and location constraints.
The name of the ‘Mind Talk Talk Bus’ was built through the participation of Daejeon citizens in the contest, which means a counseling space where they can visit citizens in need, tap on the door of their hearts, and talk about their worries that they couldn't easily do to anyone.
Through the operation of the 'Mind Talk Talk Bus', Daejeon City plans to provide professional quality mental health services by visiting mental health doctors and mental health specialists in person and help early detection and treatment of mental illness to improve the mental health of Daejeon citizens.
It also provides citizens with customized mental health examinations and in-depth counseling to check mental health conditions such as stress, depression, anxiety, and addiction, to help them overcome the prolonged COVID-19 depression.
Also, the government plans to support a variety of systematic and efficient projects such as registration management and psychological treatment of mental health centers, establishing and operating 'Mind Link Centers' for early intervention, and expanding mental health professionals.
Daejeon Mayor Huh Tae-jung said, "Through the visiting mental health consultation of the 'Mind Talk Talk Bus', anyone in Daejeon can use mental health services anywhere," adding, "We will do our best to restore the mental health of citizens by establishing a Daejeon-type psychological support system that can be recalled first when the mind is tired.“
Meanwhile, the MindTalk Bus can be used after applying in advance at public institutions, apartment complexes, workplaces, and welfare facilities located in Daejeon, and more information can be found on the Daejeon Metropolitan Mental Health Welfare Center website (www.djpmhc.or.kr) or Facebook Mind Channel and KakaoTalk 'Daejeon Mental Health and Welfare Center' Channel.