World Mental Health Day 2012 – ‘Depression – A Global Crisis’

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. Quoting from the mission statement:

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 the 2012 World Mental Health Day is ‘Depression – A Global Crisis’. There is an accompany World Mental Health Day PDF on depression. This is also the 20th anniversary of World Mental Health Day.

Links to World Mental Health Day on other sites

World Health Organisation Link which also links to a page on Depression which includes a fact sheet on Depression as well as another page with general resources for learning about Depression.

PsychCentral Piece with links to other sites. They are also offering Psych Central themed buttons for bloggers to put on their sites.

Associated Free Press release

Bay of Plenty Times piece on a local event Breakthru 2012

Bermuda Sun piece on Depression and recession

Business Recorder blog piece

Cay Compass piece by the health minister of the Cayman Islands

DAWN piece

Derry Journal piece on youthlife event

Greater Kashmir piece

Health Canal piece on fighting stigma

Health India piece with facts on Depression

Health Insurance piece on Aviva study finding on reduction in stigma

Hindustan Times piece by Professor Gangadhar

IBN piece focusing on 30 women with mental illness in Delhi

Imperial Valley Press piece being recognised with a health fair

Independent piece

Inverclyde Now piece on Mental Health Awareness Planning Group

Irish Times piece looking at mental health during development

Jamaica Information Service piece on care and respect for people with mental illness

Latin American Herald Tribune piece with information on Depression

Leigh Reporter piece on local resources

Medical Daily piece

News on Air – brief piece

News.Com.Au piece on research study on Depression

Omega piece on Depression in students with a look at a research study

SKN piece on stigma

STV Glasgow piece highlighting the ‘See Me’ campaign

Swindon Advertiser piece on physical help for people with mental illness

The Australian piece on mental health needs of the population and here

The Express Tribune piece on resources for treatment

The Indian Express piece on the dangers of social isolation

The International News piece on mental illness and here

The Star Online piece with general information in Depression

The Times of India piece on resource needs and here on treatment

The Voice of Russia piece on raising awareness

This is Bristol piece highlighting a Rethink campaign in Bristol

This is Staffordshire piece

UNICEF Australia piece on portrayal of mental illness in movies

Voice of America piece on Depression with an audio recording

Wales online piece looking at the ‘Time to Change’ campaign

Wikipedia Link

Zee TV piece on mental health bill legislation in India

Resources on this Site

World Mental Health Day 2010

World Mental Health Day 2011

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