Mental health and substance abuse services
It is now easier for young people to get help and treatment with mental health and substance abuse concerns in Jyväskylä. Young people themselves or their relations can contact the service directly and no referrals are required. For example, loneliness, bullying and knots in family and friend relationships can be causing concerns. There may also be concerns about the use of intoxicants, gambling, lack of study or work placements or any other factor affecting everyday life.
In Finland everybody is entitled to basic health care. Municipalities provide services for all agegroups, from children's daycare to the treatment and care of the elderly. In Jyväskylä these services are administered by the Centre for Social and Health Services. Their services cover among other things health care and doctors as well as pre- and post-natal care.