World Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.[1] It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.[2] This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide.[3] In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Illness Awareness Week in the US[4] and Mental Health Week in Australia.[5]

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  1. ^ Jenkins, Rachel; Lynne Friedli; Andrew McCulloch; Camilla Parker (2002). Developing a National Mental Health Policy. Psychology Press. p. 65. ISBN 1-84169-295-6. 
  2. ^ Watson, Robert W. (2006). White House Studies Compendium, Volume 5. Nova Science Publishers. p. 69. ISBN 1-60021-542-4. 
  3. ^ "World Mental Health Day". Mental Health in Family Medicine 7 (1): 59–60. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Let compassion substitute stigmatisation". Times of Malta. 10 October 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Mental Health Week: 7 Ways You Can Get Involved 2 October 2015 Retrieved 15 October 2015

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