Revives Mental Health Organization tomorrow is Saturday , World Mental Health Day 2020 under the slogan “Investing in Mental Health“, as this year comes at a time when aspects of daily life have changed dramatically as a result of a pandemic Covid-19 The past months brought with it many challenges of psychological reversibility, and the economic consequences of this pandemic are already being felt, with what is expected that the need for support in the field of mental health and psychosocial support will increase significantly in the coming months and years. According to a statement by the United Nations Information Center, investment at the national and international levels in mental health programs is now more important than it has ever been. That is why the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is to increase investment in mental health.
According to WHO reports, there are nearly a billion people suffering from mental disorders, and harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people annually, while suicide kills one person every 40 seconds. Today, billions of people around the world are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which is also having an increasing impact on people’s mental health.
For this reason, WHO joined forces with partner organizations. World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for the world to unite and begin to address the neglect that continues to plague mental health.
The WHO report indicated that the percentage of countries that spend on average their health budgets on mental health does not exceed 2%. Despite a slight increase in recent years in the share of international development aid provided in the field of mental health, it never exceeded 1% of total development aid provided in the field of health.