Mental health is one of the most forsake areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental dysfunction, 3 million people die every year from the toxic use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. Presently, billions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is having a further smash on people’s mental health.
However, adequately few people around the world have ingress to quality mental health services. In middle-income countries, more than 75% of people with neurological disorders undergo no treatment for their condition at all.
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is an occasion for the world to come together and set about rectifying the historic sake of mental health. This year’s World Mental Health Day, WHO and Co-partner organizations, United for Global Mental Health and the World Federation for Mental Health, is calling for an epic increase in investment in mental health. To encourage public action around the world, a World Mental Health Day campaign was organized with a move for mental health sustainability by investing in it.
Budgets on Mental Health
Many Countries spend on average only 2% of their health budgets on mental health. Despite some increases in recent years, international development assistance for mental health has never exceeded 1% of all development assistance for health.
WHO Event for Mental Health
The first time, on World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization will arrange a global online advocacy event on mental health. At this big event for Mental Health – WHO will exhibit the work that its employees are doing around the world to decrease mental illness and the lethal use of alcohol and drugs. World mental health experts are joining the WHO Director-General to talk about their dedication to mental health. World musicians will join and spread awareness of the importance of mental health through disclosing their potentials and will spread motivation. Moreover, women who have been affected by mental ill-health will share their happenings and how they have given-out with conditions such as depression and anxiety. At the end event, a Special Prize for a mental health film will be awarded.
World Federation for Mental Health
The World Federation for Mental Health is an international community organization founded in 1948. Among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care is required. The partnership will be the initiator of World Mental Health Day.
Global Mental Health Confederate
Speak Your Mind is a nationally driven and globally united campaign powered by United for Global Mental Health. Global Mental Health conducts together with the global mental health community with governments, funders, and campaigners to verify everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to in support of their mental health.
The campaign assumes campaigners from 19 countries: Argentina, Australia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
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