The world commemorates the World Mental Health Day, 28 years since its launch

Every year on October 10, the world celebrates the World Mental Health Day, with the aim of increasing awareness of mental health issues, since its celebration began in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, and this year coincides with the changes the world has witnessed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic .

The World Health Organization said that the past months have brought with it many challenges for health care workers who provide care in difficult conditions and go to work, and they are afraid of carrying Covid-19 with them when they return home; Students who have had to cope with attending classes at home, have limited contact with teachers and friends, and are anxious about their future; And workers whose livelihoods are at risk.

As well as the huge number of people who have fallen into poverty or who live in fragile humanitarian environments and lack protection from COVID-19; And people with mental health conditions and many of them suffer from social isolation more than before, not to mention those who face grief over the departure of a loved one who were sometimes unable to say goodbye to him, and the economic consequences of this pandemic are already being felt, as companies have laid off their employees in Trying to save its business, or it has already closed its doors.

The organization indicated that, based on the experience gained from past emergencies, the need for support in the field of mental health and psychosocial support is expected to increase significantly in the coming months and years, and it is now becoming invested at the national and international levels in mental health programs, which have already suffered for years Of chronic shortage of funding, more important than ever.

The Mental Health Organization confirmed that for this reason, the goal of this year’s World Mental Health Day campaign is to increase investment in mental health.


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