World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is a day meant to bring awareness to mental illness. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against the social stigma of having a mental illness. Supporters celebrate by making others aware of the illness and its major effects on peoples’ lives worldwide. Mental Health Awareness is celebrated throughout the month of October with the first full week in October is World Mental Health Week.
When is World Mental Health Day?
October 10th – celebrated the same day every year
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How is World Mental Health Day celebrated?
- Be willing to talk about the effects of the illness on those around you
- Don’t judge others with mental illness
- If you have a mental illness seek help
- Be there and support others who may suffer from the disease
- Educate yourself on the illness
- Donate money to a cause related to the day
World Mental Health Day Facts:
- 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions
- This year’s theme for the day is “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.”
- World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time on October 10, 1992
- Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders with as many as 40 million American adults ages 18 and older experiencing some form of anxiety disorder
- National Depression Screening Day takes place on October 11th.
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #curestigma
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on October 10th :
- Brett Favre – Football Player
- Mario Lopez, 44 – American television host
- Dale Earnhardt Jr., 43 – Race Car Driver
- Mýa, 38 – Songwriter
Columbus Day is just one of the holidays celebrated in October. Halloween, Taco Day, Coming Out Day, Arthritis Day and many more!! Do you have a favorite holiday in October? Leave a comment and let us know.