World Mental Health Day to be mark on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD, Oct 9: :World Mental Health Day, will be marked on Tuesday (Oct 10) to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide. This event would promote open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services. Depression, including among young people, is a major mental health problem. World Mental Health Day promotes the awareness of such issues. World Mental Health Day observed in more than 100 countries on October 10through local, regional and national World Mental Health Day commemorative events and programmes. Activities included Officials signing the World Mental Health Day proclamation,Public service announcements, Educational lectures and the distribution of research papers on mental health issues,Awards to individuals or organizations who made significant contributions in improving mental health issues. World Mental Health Day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). The World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UN’s directing and coordinating authority for health, supports this event. The Mental Health Foundation is another organization that is proactive in promoting World Mental Health Day. Mental disorders affect nearly 12 percent of the world’s population – about 450 million or one out of every four people around the world – will experience a mental illness that would benefit from diagnosis and treatment

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