Every year on October 10th, world mental health day is organized and celebrated diligently around the globe. This activity not ended on the same day but in many countries a full week and even a full month is dedicated to this cause.
The first time world mental health day was celebrated in 1992 in October. The objective of this initiative is to educate the people on mental health and spread awareness that how this fatal illness can affect one’s life. Moreover, the objective was to drive the attention of people on this serious issue.
However, in 1994, the theme of World Mental Health Day was suggested and it was decided that every year this day will be celebrated with a particular theme.
How Mental Health Rule Over The Physical Health?
Physical health is always visible and somehow the only way of analyzing how strong the person is. Sadly, it’s not a fact. We should accept it, that mental health is most important for a person to be healthy even physically.
Although we can’t see or measure the mental health of any person, in reality, its most visible
“the person’s actions, thoughts, and gestures portrait his mental state”
The mental health of a person is a foundation for physical health. A person can never be healthy physically if he faces mental illness. The most common mental illness is anxiety or depression. More or less; every other person is a victim of it.
Mental health awareness is so much essential to be in a healthy state. For this, mental health awareness programs must be organized not only on 10th October but every institute delivers lectures monthly or quarterly for the sake of their staff’s health.
Peace of mind can’t buy from the market but it’s in your hands. Just give time to yourself, talk to yourself and understand yourself!
How World Health Day Differs World Day Of Mental Health?
Looking into the history; world health day was the first event that was celebrated after the formation of WHO. The focus of the world health day is to highlight health issues. The world health day is celebrated every year with a theme to bring health issues in front of the world. This day is successfully and enthusiastically celebrated on the 9th of April.
World health day 2020 puts a focus on the most hardworking community of the health department that is nurses and midwives. Every country acknowledged their efforts and the first time the program has been launched that will report a true picture of the contributions of nurses and midwives globally.
World Mental Health Day 2020:
On the other hand, the world mental health day is celebrated every 10-October particularly focus on issues related to mental health. Everyone must put their efforts into Mental health awareness programs. In this crucial era, every other person is facing mental health issues but sadly they are not familiar with that and in many cases, people feel shy to share their mental health issues. All we need is “mental health awareness”. Thus we all must play our part on every mental awareness day. Let’s start from this year on mental health awareness day 2020.
Origin Of World Mental Health Day
In early ages, mental health day was not so important. Hats off to the World health organization on putting light on the most crucial element of what is being healthy genuinely. WHO has already taken the initiative to celebrate world health day that was started in 1950. But specifically, mental health day brings into focus to analyze the role of mental health.
The first time, the world day of mental health was celebrated on 10–October 1992 with no specific theme. The objective was the awareness of mental health. This took 3 years to educate the people that what mental health day is? Later on, every year the world day of mental health is celebrated with full swing.
Mental Health World Day Themes 2000-2019
The most awaited day of the year is celebrated around the world following the same theme. Some specific topic is always selected keeping in view the major mental issue faced by people on that particular year globally.
|2000-2001||Mental Health And Work|
|2002||The Effects Of Trauma & Violence On Children And Adolescents|
|2003||Behavioral And Emotional Disorders Of Children And Adolescents|
|2004||The Relationship Between Mental And Physical Health|
|2005||Physical And Mental Health Across The Life Span|
|2006||Mental Illness And Suicide|
|2007||The Impact Of Culture And Diversity: Mental Health In A Changing World|
|2008||Scaling Up Services Through Citizen Advocacy And Action: Mental Health A Global Priority|
|2009||Enhancing Treatment And Promoting Mental Health: Mental Health In Primary Care|
|2010||Mental Health And Chronic Physical Illness|
|2011||Investing In Mental Health: The Great Push|
|2012||A Global Crisis: Depression|
|2013||Mental Health And Older Adults|
|2014||Living With Schizophrenia|
|2015||Dignity In Mental Health|
|2016||Psychological And Mental Health First Aid|
|2017||Mental Health In The Workplace|
|2018||Mental Health In A Changing World And Young People|
|2019||Mental Health Promotion And Suicide|
Silver Jubilee Of World Day Of Mental Health
On 10th October 2017, the mental health world day becomes 25 years old. Big news and a great achievement for all! It’s being 25 years of information on mental health that is spreading and circulating the world.
World day of mental health 2017 theme: “Mental Health in the Workplace”. The most needed topic of every time.
On this mental health day, different countries set and revise their workplace rules and policies. Different reports have been made by different developed countries showing the importance of mental health in the workplace.
Some focal points are:
- Equal opportunities will be given to all especially to the people with mental health issues
- Special support will be given to employees who are putting their efforts on the sake of their lives
- Some mental health awareness programs will be scheduled to educate the staff.
- Proper guidance will be given to the employees
- Management perform their roles in building skills among the employees
What Could Be The Theme Of World Mental Health Day 2020?
The theme is not disclosed by the WHO yet. We must look at the mental health issues faced by the people during 2020 globally, to get the idea of what a theme of the world day of mental health 2020 could be.
However, the theme of mental health week has been decided and it will be celebrated in May with full zest.
COVID – 2019 is the most stress full issue prevailing around the globe that not only hits the people physically but mentally too. This COVID – 19 puts people in severe depression. Hopefully, this will end soon but people must be aware of how to tackle such severe situations. Might be the theme of 10th October 2020 will be “mental health and physical illness” somehow related to the theme of world mental health day 2010. But we should wait for the final verdict by WHO.
What is World Mental Health Day?
The world mental health day is the “World Mental Health Awareness Day”. The purpose is to spread information regarding mental health issues. The world mental health day activities are designed keeping in view the theme announced by WHO. World mental health day themes are followed globally.
When is World Mental Health Day celebrated?
World day of mental health is celebrated on 10-oct every year with full zeal and zest. Preparations of the world mental health day started before few months and the celebration continues for several weeks.
What is the World Mental Health Day theme 2019?
Keeping in view the highest suicide rate in 2019, WHO has selected the theme “Mental Health Promotion And Suicide”. People are not aware of their severe mental depression and this depression leads them to do suicide.
The objective behind the theme is to promote mental health awareness among people. In this way, people get themselves treated before reaching the stage of suicide.
Does WHO has declared the “World Mental Health Day 2020” theme?
The world mental health day 2020 theme is not given by WHO yet. Moreover, the prevailing scenario around the globe gives a hint that it might be something linked with COVID – 19. But everyone is still waiting and curious that what theme will be announced by WHO.