World Mental Health Day is being celebrated today on Saturday all around the world to increase involvement in the matters of mental health, encouraging global mental health education and advocacy against the social stigma that is often associated with it.
Each year on October 10 world celebrate the day. This year, to shed light on the alarming rise in mental disorders, the international awareness day will be focusing on “Mental Health for All” and an increased investment in mental health.
The first ever World Mental Health Day was celebrated on October 10, 1992. Each year, thousands of representatives and supporters gather to celebrate this annual awareness programme that makes it, it’s mission to shed light on mental illness and the effects it has on a majority of the global population.
Now more so than any other time in recent history, we are beginning to understand the importance of mental health and just how necessary it is to ensure its wellbeing. To a great extent, the entire world has experienced changes in their day to day lives, all that’s to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the past 7 months the entire world has come to a stand-still. This pandemic has created a global state of emergency that shows absolutely no signs of stopping.
The stress and anxiety caused by the constant threat to personal physical wellbeing and to that of loved ones alone is enough to wreak havoc, add to that the isolation that has come along with being quarantined and we have a deadly concoction that has led many people to become depressed. With the downfall of the economy and loss of jobs, uncertainty, and emotional distress cloud almost the entire global population. Throughout this pandemic, statistics show an alarming increase in the number of people being affected by mental health issues.