Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising awareness on mental health issues.
The theme of the day in 2013 is “Mental health and older adults”.
Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013–2020The 66th World Health Assembly consisting of Ministers of Health of 194 Member States adopted WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 on 27th May 2013. Many Member States from all WHO regions took the floor emphasizing the importance of mental health and stating their commitment to implement the Action Plan and achieving the specific targets in the plan by year 2020.
- Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020 - Resolution WHA66/8
- Read more about the action plan
WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low and middle income.
World Mental Health Day - October 10