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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

Type of Holiday?

World Holiday

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 OctoberHalloweenTaco Day, Coming Out DayArthritis Day and many more!!  Do you have a favorite holiday in October? Leave a comment and let us know.


  1. I am glad more people are talking about this. I think if it’s discussed more, people will be understood.

  2. I am thrilled to admit that my mental health is extremely HAPPY!!! It’s very important to ALWAYS think about mental health!

  3. Mental illness is a real thing and I hate the stigma that comes with it. As a chronic pain warrior, I’ve learned there is a huge connection between your physical and mental health. When one is off it can lead to a vicious cycle and they feed off each other. Over the last several years, I’ve tried to keep my mental health in check.

  4. So important that we acknowledge how important this day is. We must support those who need help.

  5. I’m glad that people are realizing the importance of mental health.

  6. It is so important to start educating and bringing more awareness about both mental and physical health which starts with days like this – days dedicated to mental health awareness.

  7. So many people and their families are suffering alone while dealing with mental health issues. It’s great to have a day that’s devoted to this important topic.

  8. It’s a good thing that we now have this day to raise awareness on mental health. A lot of people don’t take this seriously but it does a lot of bad to those who suffer from it.

  9. I am glad to hear this day is honored. Mental health is a serious thing. I think this will make people who suffers from it feel a little more special.

  10. I’m so glad that Mental Illness is something that can be discussed more openly these days. It’s such a horrible thing since many of the diseases only have silent symptoms that can be easily hidden.

  11. Mental illness is a serious condition that needs to be addressed right away to avoid further complications.

  12. This is a beautiful celebration day. I think that the mental is so important maybe because I saw someone losing that and was awful!

  13. Talking about often helps me a lot. I have always tried to be honest with my struggles and listen when others talk about their mental health struggles. It makes a difference.

  14. I honestly didn’t know they had a day for this. I’m very glad they do though. I think this is a really important topic. It’s a very serious condition.

  15. I did not remember that tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, so thank you. I hope the more we talk about mental health that it becomes less of a stigma.

  16. I had no idea there was a day devoted to mental health, and I’m so glad! It’s been a taboo subject for far too long, and really, everybody will experience challenges with their mental health sometime during their lives. xx

  17. I recently saw first hand how bad the mental health system was when I decided to seek out therapy. That was six months ago and I’ve yet to find one. There are no openings anywhere!

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      So sorry to hear that. Don’t give up.

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