World Mental Health Day is observed every year on October 10th to raise awareness about mental health issues and promote mental health advocacy. The day was first observed in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health and has since been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an important event in the global health calendar.
The theme for World Mental Health Day varies every year, but the overarching goal is to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues and to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Activities and events are organized around the world to promote mental health education, advocate for better mental health policies and services, and support those living with mental health conditions.
The day aims to draw attention to the global burden of mental illness, which affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by a mental health condition at some point in their lives. Mental health issues can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life, relationships, and ability to work or study.
World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to come together and take action to address mental health issues. By promoting awareness and understanding of mental health, we can help reduce stigma, increase access to care and support, and improve the lives of millions of people around the world who are living with mental illness.
} October 10, 2023
Tuesday, 08:53 pm to 08:53 pm
n Education & Awareness, Health & Wellbeing, World Events