Every year October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about mental health issues and their effects. It is given a theme every year. In India, the government observes a campaign to educate people about the benefits of mental health.
• India observes Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week celebrate World Mental Health Day
• World Mental Health Day celebrations started on 10 October 1992
• From 1994, this day was given a special theme
World Mental Health Day 2022: Theme
“Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority” is the slogan given for World Mental Health Day 2022. It shows how people are fighting mental stress post-pandemic. According to World Health Organization (WHO), mental issues were affecting one out of eight people before the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic situation followed by the lockdown increased the number of people affected by mental issues considerably. Also, recent armed conflicts among nations and communal violence in societies further escalated the problem.
World Mental Health Day 2022: India Celebrations
In India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been celebrating the Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week and the World Mental Health Day celebrations will mark the last of the awareness week.
Significance Of World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed to educate people on various mental health issues so they stay alert from such issues that can make their lives difficult. Also, it encourages mental health professionals to discuss their work to educate people on how they can provide care and support people suffering from mental health issues.
History Of World Mental Health Day?
World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) was formed in 1948 as a non-governmental organization. On 10 October 1992, the then Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter of WFMH initiated the first celebration of World Mental Health Day. But the initial celebration was without any theme. It is only since 1994 that World Mental Health Day was a given a theme every year.