World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

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Established in 1992, World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is celebrated each year on October 10. Its goal is to raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce the stigma associated with them.

Through education efforts by mental health stakeholders across the globe, the internationally recognized day also helps increase the availability and effectiveness of mental health care.

World Mental Health Day was established by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), which was founded in 1948 and today has members in over 90 countries.

Purpose Of World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day unites those working on mental health education and treatment to collaborate and take action for long-term improvements to mental health across the globe.

This includes government bodies, private organizations, and individuals invested in mental health.

This year’s theme is “Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority.”

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Lindsey Jenn

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