Basic Information about WMHDay
World Mental Health Day is an annual event observed on 10 October to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world.
Observed on: October 10
Organized by: WHO, WFMH
Introduced in: 1992 (First celebrated by WFMH)
About World Mental Health Day
Every year October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day. Aim of this observation is to support the efforts in mental health and raise awareness about mental health around the world.
It is important to take necessary steps to improve and build mental resilience as the challenges in today’s world has increased.
This observation opens an opportunity for all organizations involved in the work to share their ideas and experience in dealing with mental health.
Activities and Programs on WMHDay
Governments, NGOs and different organizations in health sector are conducting different programmes to support and improve mental health of people. Many programmes are also there to improve the mental health of adolescent and young adults as they are mostly undergoing in the mental health problems like depression.
Programmes are there to educate and spread the importance of mental health. Some programmes includes, counselling, educational programmes among students, parents and teachers, etc. World Health Organization (WHO) and World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) are organizing many programmes around the world with a theme.
Social media campaigns are also conducted as part of the day with hashtag #WMHDAY or #worldmentalhealthday or #mentalhealth.
Theme for World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day 2020 Theme is “Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access“
Mental Health Day 2019 Theme was “Suicide Prevention”
WMHDAY 2018 Theme was “Young people and mental health in changing world“
WMHDAY 2017 Theme: Mental health in the workplace
2016 Theme: Psychological First Aid
2015 Theme: Dignity in Mental Health
2014 Theme: Living with Schizophrenia