World Mental Health Day
It is possible to make everyone aware of the problems faced by those with mental illness. This will help to start the process of finding a solution. People can help prevent or seek help by learning more.
Join the World Mental Health Day movement!
The World Federation for Mental Health established World Mental Health Day in 1992. It is only one of several parts of the wider Mental Illness Awareness Week in some countries.
Millions of people worldwide are affected by mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. According to statistics, one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Many more will have friends or family members affected.
Despite being so common, mental health is still one of the most neglected areas of health. Nearly one billion people suffer from a mental disorder at the moment. Millions of people die every year due to poor mental health. Many people don’t have the access they need to properly address these issues.
World Mental Health Day aims to increase awareness about mental health and education, as well as to eradicate stigma. This will hopefully encourage those suffering to seek help and support.
The World Health Organization (WHO), which supports World Mental Health Day, has joined the fray and sees it a chance to scale up the support for mental health. According to the WHO, countries only spend 2% of their annual healthcare budgets for mental health. This is simply not sufficient.
It is time to put aside the stigma and embrace the struggle for mental health. It’s a wonderful day to start!
It is crucial to stay informed and connected in order to live a healthy lifestyle. These are some of the ways you can stay informed and connected.
Although some mental illnesses cannot be prevented, there are ways to manage or even prevent them. People are more likely to be well if they spend a little time and effort on their mental health.
These are some ideas to maintain your mental health.
There will be a variety of events that are both in person and online to help educate and support people about mental health. These could include seminars, symposiums, marches, or other events. The WHO hosted a 24-hour March for Mental Health in 2020. It included a Livestream that featured participants from at least 19 countries via the Speak Your Mind campaign. Human Rights Watch and Alzheimer’s Disease International were also partners. Contact any of these organisations or other organizations that may be hosting events in connection with World Mental Health Day in this year and the future.
There are many fundraising events that take place worldwide. Why not find one near you to show your support and help raise money for this important issue? You can do a local search to see which charities or organizations are supporting your community. You can also reach out to national and international organizations that offer support for people with mental health issues, as well as prevention.
These charities are well-known for their work in the area of mental health.