World Mental Health Day is a day of international observance celebrated annually on 10th of October. The aim of World Mental Health Day is to draw focus towards mental health issues and people suffering from them and to come together to find effective measures for its prevention and cure.
World Federation for Mental Health in association with World Health Organization established the World Mental Health Day in 1992. Know more important details related to this day from this article.
World Mental Health Day 2023 Date
Below you can check schedule of World Mental Health Day in 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, and 2027:
|World Mental Health Day 2023||October 10, 2023||Tuesday|
|World Mental Health Day 2024||October 10, 2024||Thursday|
|World Mental Health Day 2025||October 10, 2025||Friday|
|World Mental Health Day 2026||October 10, 2026||Saturday|
|World Mental Health Day 2027||October 10, 2027||Sunday|
World Mental Health Day 2023 Overview
|Event||World Mental Health Day 2023|
|Date||October 10, 2023|
|Declared by||World Federation for Mental Health, World Health Organization|
|Purpose of celebration||To raise awareness of mental health issues and summon efforts to support mental health.|
Significance of World Mental Health Day
Every year October 10 is celebrated as World Mental Health Day and it provides a platform for the stakeholders and advocates of mental health to fight mental illness. The objective of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and look for ways to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. People all around the globe are urged by WHO to work in coordination to find what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
World Health Organization supports the World Mental Health Day by raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. The organization also supports with developing technical and communication material.
History of World Mental Health Day
The initiative to observe World Mental Health Day was proposed by in 1992 by the Deputy Secretary General of World Federation for Mental Health, Richard Hunter. The initiative was successfully adopted and the first World Mental Health Day was observed on October 10, 1992.
The first celebration occurred without any specific but since 1994, the day is observed with a particular theme and the celebrations revolve around this theme. The first ever them for World Mental Health Day was ‘Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World’.
World Mental Health Day 2023 Theme & Celebration
World Mental Health Day 2023 Theme: “Mental health is a universal human right”
Last year, the World Mental Health Day was celebrated on the theme ‘Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority’. On this day, a campaign was launched by the World Health Organization revolving around this theme. Also, at the United Nations, events and activities are organized each year during the month of October to promote the importance of mental health and well-being for our personnel.
People with mental health conditions, advocates, governments, employers, employees and other stakeholders are urged by the WHO to come together and raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
Mental Health Day is an opportunity to recognize progress in this field and to be vocal about what we need to do to ensure Mental Health & Well-Being becomes a Global Priority for all. As an individual you can look out for those who you think might be suffering from mental health problems and be a helping hand.
Famous Quotes related to Mental Health
Here are some quotes from famous people on mental health and illness:
- “Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.” – Adam Ant
- “Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of but stigma and bias shame us all.” – Bill Clinton
- “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close
- “Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.”- Noam Shpancer
- “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, you are not the rain.” – Matt Haig
Check other important days in October
October 10, 2023
2017- Mental health in the workplace
2018- Young people and mental health in a changing world
2019- Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
2020- Move for mental health: Increased investment in mental health
2021- Mental Health in an Unequal World
2022- Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority