Proper care of mental health helps a person to live a happy and prosperous life. Stress is a type of mental health disorder whose risk is seen increasing rapidly. Cases of this disorder are being reported in people of all ages, whether young or old. Health experts say that it is important for all people to take care of their mental health just like their physical health. Both the health are dependent on each other, that is, if you are a victim of mental problems like stress-anxiety, then its effect can affect the physical health also.
When is World Mental Health Day celebrated?
World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October. Celebrating this day started in 1992, when United Nations Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter and the World Federation for Mental Health took the initiative. It is noteworthy that the World Federation for Mental Health is a global mental health organization with more than 150 member countries.
Later in 1994, Eugene Brodie, the then Secretary General of the United Nations, suggested celebrating this day by determining a theme for Mental Health Day. In the same year, World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time with the theme “Improving the quality of mental health services around the world”.
Theme of World Mental Day 2023?
A different theme is set for World Mental Health Day every year. Programs, seminars and other events are organized based on this theme. The work is based on themes throughout the year, led by the World Federation for Mental Health. This time’s theme is- “Mental health is a universal human right”
Why is Mental Health Day celebrated?
After the Covid period, the impact on mental health was more visible. Due to pressure, anxiety and any kind of problem in the present lifestyle, people are becoming victims of mental illnesses. Mental disorders not only affect the body but also cause thoughts of suicide in a person’s mind. World Mental Health Day is celebrated with the aim of spreading awareness among people about these mental disorders. In some countries, Mental Health Week is also celebrated to create awareness about the prevention and harm of mental diseases.
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