NAHSAG CELEBRATES WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
World Mental Health Day 2021: Theme of this year is “Mental health in an unequal world”. Covid-19 has resulted in widening health, economic and social inequalities and this campaign provides the opportunity to highlight how inequality can be addressed to ensure people are able to enjoy good mental health.
Every year on 10 October, World Mental Day is an International day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
In 2018 it was estimated that’s almost 11% of the world’s population was living with a mental health disorder. Alarmingly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that people with severe mental health disorders have a 10-25-year life expectancy reduction.
The Covid-19 pandemic has directly impacted many people’s mental health and has significantly disrupted mental health services, meaning there is no better time to be educated about the cause. Governments around the world have recognised the need to improve access to and the quality of mental health services at all levels.
What is Mental Health?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.’’
Join NAHSAG as we celebrate WORLD Mental Health Day on October 10.
Join the social media campaign, raise awareness and let’s fight stigma together.
#10th October 2021