World Mental Health Day


Today is World Mental Health Day.  The World Mental Health Day was started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. The World Federation for Mental Health was set up in 1948 and their mission statement can be found here and includes the following:-

WFMH is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health

Their website contains more information on World Mental Health Day here. The theme for this year’s campaign is

Mental Health in Primary Care: Enhancing Treatment and Promoting Mental Health

A Google news search highlights examples of the recognition of World Mental Health Day including amongst others  Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, India, Northern IrelandPakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, The BBC have coverage here and are holding several ‘headroom’ events. In the blogosphere, World Mental Health Day is also covered in the London 2012 blog, Dr Deb’s blog, the Reach Out blog, Dr Samir Parikh’s blog amongst others. Just 17 years on and it can be seen from the above that the World Mental Health Day is already very successful.


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