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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day – an awareness day to help raise awareness of mental health. #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthDay

World Mental Health Day - an awareness day to help raise awareness of mental health. #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthDay

This awareness day got started in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In Australia this day runs along with Mental Health Week. Last years theme, 2017, mental health in the workplace was for people with depression and anxiety disorders and the impact on our ability to work, and to work productively. This year, 2018, is about Young people and mental health in a changing world.

This day is held annually on October 10.

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Past Themes

2019Suicide Prevention
2018Young people and mental health in a changing world
2017Mental health in the workplace
2016Psychological First Aid
2015Dignity in Mental Health
2014Living with Schizophrenia
2013Mental health and older adults
2012Depression: A Global Crisis
2011The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health
2010Mental Health and Chronic Physical Illnesses
2009Mental Health in Primary Care: Enhancing Treatment and Promoting Mental Health
2008Making Mental Health a Global Priority: Scaling up Services through Citizen Advocacy and Action
2007Mental Health in A Changing World: The Impact of Culture and Diversity
2006Building Awareness – Reducing Risk: Mental Illness & Suicide
2005Mental and Physical Health Across the Life Span
2004The Relationship Between Physical & Mental Health: co-occurring disorders
2003Emotional and Behavioural Disorders of Children & Adolescents
2002The Effects of Trauma and Violence on Children & Adolescents
2000-01Mental Health and Work
1999Mental Health and Ageing
1998Mental Health and Human Rights
1997Children and Mental Health
1996Women and Mental Health

I am not sure what the themes were for 1992-1995.

First published October 9, 2018. Last updated or republished October 10, 2019.

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