World Mental Health Day 2023: An attempt to raise awareness about mental illness | spcilvly

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10 every year. The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) formally created the day in the early 1990s.

It is noted that it raises awareness about mental illness and starts a discussion on mental health issues such as borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, etc. and provides sufferers with a safe space and comfort to be able to accept and address openly. such issues.

“The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people around the world,” according to the website of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The World Mental Health Day 2023 theme “Mental health is a universal human right” provides an opportunity for individuals and communities to come together to address mental health issues.

Its goal is to increase public awareness of mental health problems and coordinate assistance for those struggling with them.

The initiative aims to improve understanding, increase awareness and encourage measures that support and protect the mental health of all.

World Mental Health Day was founded by the WFMH, led by Richard Hunter, then deputy secretary-general, in 1992. The theme of the first World Mental Health Day in 1994 was “Improving the quality of mental health services throughout the world”. World”.

That campaign received feedback reports from 27 countries and led to national campaigns in Australia and England.

On October 10, several organizations around the world come together to commemorate World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity for everyone to help build and maintain mental wellbeing.

On World Mental Health Day, people around the world get involved in raising awareness about mental health.

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Updated: October 10, 2023, 06:00 am IST

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