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10 October: World Mental Health Day 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance

 

 

10 October: World Mental Health Day 2019 Theme, Details, Aim, Significance

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10th October to promote awareness about mental health issues around the world and initiating efforts in support of mental health.

World Mental Health Day celebrations aim to provide an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and measures to be taken to make mental health care a reality for the people.

World Mental Health Day 2019 theme is “Suicide Prevention”. It focuses to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO) 'Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life committing suicide'.

World Mental Health Day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and is recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The day was first celebrated in the year 1992.


 

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