World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day


  • World Mental Health Day was observed across the world on October 10, 2021 with the objective of raising awareness on mental health issues.

Key Points

  • The day is observed to gain support on initiatives related to mental health and well-being.
  • This year, world mental health is more significant because Covid-19 has majorly impacted the mental health of people.

World Health Assembly

  • During the World Health Assembly in May 2021, governments from across the world recognised the need of scaling up quality mental health services at all the levels.
  • Some of the countries have found new ways to provide mental health care to their populations.

World Mental Health Day campaign 2021

  • During the World Mental Health Day 2021 campaign, WHO will showcase the efforts made in some of the countries to inspire other countries to initiate & find new ways to provide mental health care support.
  • The campaign is being organised by the World Health Organisation under the slogan: “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality”.

About World Mental Health Day

  • World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health awareness, education and advocacy against the social stigma.
  • The day was first observed in the year 1992 at an initiative of World Federation for Mental Health.
  • This federation is a global mental health organization comprising of members & contacts from more than 150 countries. In some countries, like in Australia, this day is part of an awareness week.

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