Not to be confused with Mental health day. World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
The theme of 2022\'s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is \' Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority \'. For over 70 years, we’ve been working to make sure that mental health is treated on a par with physical health.
In 1994 World Mental Health Day was celebrated with a theme for the first time at the suggestion of then Secretary General Eugene Brody. The theme was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.” World Mental Health Day is supported by WHO through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong...
Yet there is cause for optimism. During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments from around the world recognized the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels. And some countries have found new ways of providing mental health care to their populations.