Health Days 2011
World Mental Health Day
   World Mental Health Day is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide. This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services.
World Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), which has members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
 
International Approved Date:10/10/2011
Regionally Approved Date:  12/11/1432H
 
Theme of the World Mental Health Day:
The Great Push: Investing in Mental Health"
 
Targeted Categories:
  • Families of patients with mental health disorders.
  • Mental health associations.
  • Health decision makers.
  • Doctors and health practitioners.
  • Social and psychological institutions.
  • General community.
 
Objectives and General Mission of the World Mental Health Day:
  • Raising public awareness on mental health issues.
  • Focusing on the importance of mental health as part of Family Medicine and Community Health.
  • Providing an opportunity for exchange of research, experience and expertise to help support the mental health for all.
  • Promoting global cooperation among organizations responsible for mental health.
  • Stimulating the role of psychological and social associations to support patients with mental health disorders.
  • Increasing awareness of the role of society and family in helping patients with mental health disorders and support them.
  • Explaining the economic impact and high treatment costs caused by the negligence of mental health care, and thus the deterioration of public health.
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