10 October World Mental Health Day

October 10, 1992

World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.[1] It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of theWorld Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.[2] This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide.[3] In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Illness Awareness Week in the US[4] and Mental Health Week in Australia