World Mental Health Day, will be marked on Sunday (tomorrow() across the globe including Pakistan to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 9th Oct, 2021 ) :World Mental Health Day, will be marked on Sunday (tomorrow() across the globe including Pakistan 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.
Mental disorders affect nearly 12 percent of the world‘s population � about 450 million or one out of every four people around the world � will experience a mental illness that would benefit from diagnosis and treatment.
According to WHO, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work productively, and can contribute to their community.
Mental health services lack human and financial resources in many countries, particularly low and middle income countries. More funding is needed to promote mental health to increase people’s awareness of the issue.
In response to making mental health a global priority, World Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the WFMH, which has members and contacts in more than 150 countries. Each year the UN, through WHO, actively participates in promoting this event.