World Mental Health Day 2017 observed globally

Oct 10, 2017 13:07 IST
World Mental Health Day 2017

10 October: World Mental Health Day

The World Mental Health Day was observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) ON 10 October 2017 with the theme 'Mental health in the workplace'.

The Day is observed with an aim of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work.

Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and more than 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy USD 1 trillion each year in lost productivity.

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The Day was first celebrated in the year 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries

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