Otsuka America Pharmaceutical has launched several efforts to help people cope with mental issues from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These efforts include a YouTube series and a national youth mental health initiative.
The “Building Mental Resiliency” YouTube series was created from April through July, 2020. A total of 17 videos offer advice and resources to deal with the mental issues created by COVID-19.
Otsuka also sponsors the public health initiative, which focuses on teens. As of May, 2020 this effort connects to the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project. It began with a promise of tours across two dozen cities in the U.S. through 2022, but has now turned to virtual meetups in the present day, and online and social media video stories. The Well Beings project includes a PBS documentary series with the working title, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Our Mental Health Crisis.” The four-hour film will feature young people and their struggles to take care of their mental health needs, cope with stigma, and handle stress. It will also explore advances in research and therapy.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is a global health care company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka–people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.
This was reported by Fierce Pharma on October 19, 2020.