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World Mental Health Day

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Wed, 2012-10-10

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2012

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.

Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, and is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to treatment is a problem in most countries and in some countries fewer than 10% of those who need it receive such treatment.

for more information on mental health issues and how to raises public awareness visit the Partners for Mental Heatlh website and the World Health Organizaiton website.