World Mental Health Day - 10 October

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World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October to raise awareness related to mental health and promote positive changes.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme of 2023 World Mental Health Day is "Mental health is a universal human right".

  • The day aims to raise awareness and take action to protect the mental well-being of all as a fundamental human right.

History of World Mental Health Day

  • In 1992, Richard Hunter, who led the World Foundation for Mental Health, proposed the idea of dedicating October 10 as "World Mental Health Day".

  • The first World Mental Health Day was celebrated in 1994 and its theme focused on "Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services Throughout the World".

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