World Mental Health Day 2011 – October 10

Annually October 10 is celebrated globally as the World Mental Health Day.

It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. 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.

On this day, thousands of supports come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide. In some countries this day is part of the larger Mental Illness Awareness Week.

According to an estimate, over 450 million people in the world suffer from mental disorder.

2011 World Mental Health Day Theme : “The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health”

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