WHO | World Mental Health Day 2017

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The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day (WMHD, 10 October 2016), set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is Psychological and Mental Health First Aid  and the support people can provide to those in distress.  The World Health Organization recognises WMHD as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health".


Somaliland - Dr Mandip Jheeta

Chad - Dr Noel McCune

Iraq - Dr Peter Hughes

Myanmar - Dr Bradley Hillier  

The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health  is mental health in the workplace.

Our guide covers various aspects of mental health at work. Work can be stressful, so we cover how to look after our own mental health at work, and what we can do to help colleagues who might be struggling. The guide also provides advice for line managers and employers in creating a mentally healthy workplace.

This e-book, produced with employee benefits specialist Unum, looks at how to encourage good mental health in the workplace.

Global mental health is the international perspective on different aspects of mental health . It is 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide'. [1] There is a growing body of criticism of the global mental health movement, and has been widely criticised as a neo-colonial or "missionary" project and as primarily a front for pharmaceutical companies seeking new clients for psychiatric drugs. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In theory, taking into account cultural differences and country-specific conditions, it deals with the epidemiology of mental disorders in different countries, their treatment options, mental health education, political and financial aspects, the structure of mental health care systems, human resources in mental health, and human rights issues among others.

The overall aim of the field of global mental health is to strengthen mental health all over the world by providing information about the mental health situation in all countries, and identifying mental health care needs in order to develop cost-effective interventions to meet those specific needs. [8] [9] [10]

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma . [1] It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health , a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. [2] This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. [3] In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia. [4]

Wrong. According to the World Health Organisation, ‘if we don’t act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally.’

As someone who has bipolar disorder I suppose I have a vested interest in spreading awareness of mental health conditions but, the truth is, statistically speaking, either you, or a great number of your friends or family will be affected by them at some point.

Every October 10 is World Mental Health Day – a time to educate and raise awareness of mental Illness and its major effects on people’s lives worldwide.

Fact 4
War and disasters have a large impact on mental health and psychosocial well-being. Rates of mental disorder tend to double after emergencies.

Over 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. There are indications that for each adult who died of suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide. 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Mental disorders and harmful use of alcohol contribute to many suicides around the world. Early identification and effective management are key to ensuring that people receive the care they need.

Fact 2
Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. About 23% of all years lost because of disability is caused by mental and substance use disorders.


The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day (WMHD, 10 October 2016), set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is Psychological and Mental Health First Aid  and the support people can provide to those in distress.  The World Health Organization recognises WMHD as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health".


Somaliland - Dr Mandip Jheeta

Chad - Dr Noel McCune

Iraq - Dr Peter Hughes

Myanmar - Dr Bradley Hillier  

The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health  is mental health in the workplace.

Our guide covers various aspects of mental health at work. Work can be stressful, so we cover how to look after our own mental health at work, and what we can do to help colleagues who might be struggling. The guide also provides advice for line managers and employers in creating a mentally healthy workplace.

This e-book, produced with employee benefits specialist Unum, looks at how to encourage good mental health in the workplace.

Global mental health is the international perspective on different aspects of mental health . It is 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide'. [1] There is a growing body of criticism of the global mental health movement, and has been widely criticised as a neo-colonial or "missionary" project and as primarily a front for pharmaceutical companies seeking new clients for psychiatric drugs. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In theory, taking into account cultural differences and country-specific conditions, it deals with the epidemiology of mental disorders in different countries, their treatment options, mental health education, political and financial aspects, the structure of mental health care systems, human resources in mental health, and human rights issues among others.

The overall aim of the field of global mental health is to strengthen mental health all over the world by providing information about the mental health situation in all countries, and identifying mental health care needs in order to develop cost-effective interventions to meet those specific needs. [8] [9] [10]


The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day (WMHD, 10 October 2016), set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is Psychological and Mental Health First Aid  and the support people can provide to those in distress.  The World Health Organization recognises WMHD as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health".


Somaliland - Dr Mandip Jheeta

Chad - Dr Noel McCune

Iraq - Dr Peter Hughes

Myanmar - Dr Bradley Hillier  

The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health  is mental health in the workplace.

Our guide covers various aspects of mental health at work. Work can be stressful, so we cover how to look after our own mental health at work, and what we can do to help colleagues who might be struggling. The guide also provides advice for line managers and employers in creating a mentally healthy workplace.

This e-book, produced with employee benefits specialist Unum, looks at how to encourage good mental health in the workplace.


The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day (WMHD, 10 October 2016), set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is Psychological and Mental Health First Aid  and the support people can provide to those in distress.  The World Health Organization recognises WMHD as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health".


Somaliland - Dr Mandip Jheeta

Chad - Dr Noel McCune

Iraq - Dr Peter Hughes

Myanmar - Dr Bradley Hillier  

The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health  is mental health in the workplace.

Our guide covers various aspects of mental health at work. Work can be stressful, so we cover how to look after our own mental health at work, and what we can do to help colleagues who might be struggling. The guide also provides advice for line managers and employers in creating a mentally healthy workplace.

This e-book, produced with employee benefits specialist Unum, looks at how to encourage good mental health in the workplace.

Global mental health is the international perspective on different aspects of mental health . It is 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide'. [1] There is a growing body of criticism of the global mental health movement, and has been widely criticised as a neo-colonial or "missionary" project and as primarily a front for pharmaceutical companies seeking new clients for psychiatric drugs. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In theory, taking into account cultural differences and country-specific conditions, it deals with the epidemiology of mental disorders in different countries, their treatment options, mental health education, political and financial aspects, the structure of mental health care systems, human resources in mental health, and human rights issues among others.

The overall aim of the field of global mental health is to strengthen mental health all over the world by providing information about the mental health situation in all countries, and identifying mental health care needs in order to develop cost-effective interventions to meet those specific needs. [8] [9] [10]

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma . [1] It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health , a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. [2] This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. [3] In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia. [4]


The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day (WMHD, 10 October 2016), set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is Psychological and Mental Health First Aid  and the support people can provide to those in distress.  The World Health Organization recognises WMHD as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health".


Somaliland - Dr Mandip Jheeta

Chad - Dr Noel McCune

Iraq - Dr Peter Hughes

Myanmar - Dr Bradley Hillier  


The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day (WMHD, 10 October 2016), set by the World Federation for Mental Health , is Psychological and Mental Health First Aid  and the support people can provide to those in distress.  The World Health Organization recognises WMHD as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health".


Somaliland - Dr Mandip Jheeta

Chad - Dr Noel McCune

Iraq - Dr Peter Hughes

Myanmar - Dr Bradley Hillier  

The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health  is mental health in the workplace.

Our guide covers various aspects of mental health at work. Work can be stressful, so we cover how to look after our own mental health at work, and what we can do to help colleagues who might be struggling. The guide also provides advice for line managers and employers in creating a mentally healthy workplace.

This e-book, produced with employee benefits specialist Unum, looks at how to encourage good mental health in the workplace.

Global mental health is the international perspective on different aspects of mental health . It is 'the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide'. [1] There is a growing body of criticism of the global mental health movement, and has been widely criticised as a neo-colonial or "missionary" project and as primarily a front for pharmaceutical companies seeking new clients for psychiatric drugs. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In theory, taking into account cultural differences and country-specific conditions, it deals with the epidemiology of mental disorders in different countries, their treatment options, mental health education, political and financial aspects, the structure of mental health care systems, human resources in mental health, and human rights issues among others.

The overall aim of the field of global mental health is to strengthen mental health all over the world by providing information about the mental health situation in all countries, and identifying mental health care needs in order to develop cost-effective interventions to meet those specific needs. [8] [9] [10]

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma . [1] It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health , a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. [2] This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. [3] In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia. [4]

Wrong. According to the World Health Organisation, ‘if we don’t act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally.’

As someone who has bipolar disorder I suppose I have a vested interest in spreading awareness of mental health conditions but, the truth is, statistically speaking, either you, or a great number of your friends or family will be affected by them at some point.

Every October 10 is World Mental Health Day – a time to educate and raise awareness of mental Illness and its major effects on people’s lives worldwide.



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