World Mental Health Day
On October 10th, World Mental Health Day will be celebrated to raise awareness and mobilize efforts to support mental health issues. The Day is supported by raising awareness of these issues through its close relationship with health ministries and civil society organizations around the world.
We believe mental illness is too important to be discussed throughout the year and highlight it during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) to give mental health advocates across the country time to speak with one voice. This year, MIAW is at the heart of our new mental health awareness campaign, which focuses on the importance of working to improve care for people with serious mental illnesses.
This year’s World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is an opportunity for community education and engagement to reduce stigma, raise awareness, connect the global world to the mental health movement and ensure that our communities have access to mental health when it is needed. We will produce and distribute 5,000 awareness CDs around the world to promote better services and understanding for those who not only suffer from long-term physical illnesses but also mental health problems that lead to deterioration in health. If you would like to support this initiative, the Howard Center is sponsoring the 2021 event by clicking here to learn more.
On October 10 the world will be celebrated World Mental Health Day in order to initiate conversations on mental health, to show support for people with mental illness, and to raise awareness of the unmet need for mental health. Support the World Federation of Mental Health in their efforts to promote International Awareness Day by joining the list of advocates and demonstrating your commitment to improving global health. When WFMH launched this project’s promotion of mental health and raising awareness of mental health issues 26 years ago, we opened the door for thousands of people around the world to walk out the streets and declare October 10 as World Mental Health Day.
The Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group is a review group that works with authors around the world to create and disseminate systematic reviews of health interventions to treat and prevent a variety of mental health problems. One of today’s key priorities is to support global efforts to achieve mental health outcomes through promoting key recommendations to achieve global mental health goals like Knowledge and Action Portal, Countdown for global mental health, Read and Work Forum, and Contact Our Stakeholders. This is the only global mental health awareness day and was created to raise awareness of mental illness and its impact on life, work, families, and the overall stability of communities and countries.
In some cases, it may be beneficial for individuals to seek resources or advice. Contact your local EFMP office to learn more about local support groups, resources, materials, and more. You can also contact the DSTress hotline in your community for help with counseling.
The more people know the more they can help with prevention and seek help sooner rather than later. The sooner, the more people will know how to do what they can to help prevent those seeking help.
Getting informed and staying in touch with others is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy life in any way. Here are some reasons why it is important to participate in raising awareness of MIAW.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), PFA means being humane, supportive, and practical when it comes to helping fellow human beings suffering from severe crises, such as the events of 2011. In these situations, the MHFA recommends offering support without listening to judgment and providing resources and professional assistance to help the person in need.
It is hoped that this in turn will encourage those affected to seek help and support. Many people may not feel comfortable talking to others about their diagnosis, but knowing that they can reach out to others can really make a difference. How this works may vary, but we all deserve safe and accessible support that meets the different needs and experiences.
Dr. Ravven talks about ways for caregivers to take care of themselves and support the resilience of their surroundings in this and other times of ongoing stress. Instead of being isolated, you can connect with others who can provide support. Perform a local search to find organizations and charities that offer community support.
As a next step, Satellites will invite young people, their caregivers, doctors, and academic researchers working in child and adolescent mental health care to identify the three most important research questions, on which we will focus our evidence synthesis in the coming years.
Since 1995, the WFMH Secretariat has been informed of a wide range of international events from around the world, from a month-long series of events in Egypt to a conference of the French Federation of Mental Health Ministries to health and community events in a tiny Micronesian island in the Pacific. To continue this momentum, W FMH board members around the world are arranging events in line with the day it gains popularity among governments, departments, organizations, and civilians. People around the world recognize the importance of public awareness, and we know that our success over the past 26 years is due to the dedication and hard work of our constituents on World Mental Health Day.
Last year, the World Federation of Mental Health translated public education materials on the subject into eight languages together with English and distributed thousands of CDs to organizations and individuals in the USA, Canada, Bangladesh, Slovenia, and Papua New Guinea.
A growing number of scientists are providing personal testimonies to help remove taboos and stigmas associated with mental health problems and help others identify and deal with potential signs of distress within themselves.