WFMH: October 10 is World Mental Health Day
In 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health established October 10 as World mental Health Day. The theme of this year's WMHD (October 10) is "Making Mental Health a Global Priority - Scaling Up Services through Citizen Advocacy and Action", and uses information from a Lancet Series to encourage renewed efforts for well-informed mental-health public policy advocacy at all levels in all countries.
Last year, the Lancet published a series of five articles on global mental health documenting the evidence for global mental health and focusing on low-income and middle-income countries. The last article of that series was a call to action for evidence-based packages of services for people with mental health disorders and a commitment to protecting human rights.
Now, one year after its landmark Series on Global Mental Health, The Lancet is, on World Mental Health Day (WMHD), publishing a Viewpoint announcing the launch of the Movement for Global Mental Health...
Find out more by reading Launching a Movement for Global Mental Health on World Mental Health Day.