World Mental Health Day: Experts advocate against social stigma

World Mental Health:Experts advocate against social stigma

 

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

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It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health

On this day, thousands of supporters gather to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide.

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World Mental Health Day is supported by the world health organisation through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organisations across the globe.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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