World Mental Health Day - October 10
Mon, Oct 10, 2022

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10 and has the main goal of talking about current mental disorders. Often people with such diseases are misunderstood, humiliated and even used violent actions. Activists and various organizations constantly support everyone who needs help, but without involving the whole society in the work, problems cannot be coped with.


The holiday was founded in 1992. The initiator was the World Federation of Mental Health. Initially, a specific goal was not pursued: it was enough to tell the public about mental disorders and dangerous habits that destroy health. At that time, there were many people in the world who needed quality treatment, but the financial support of the movement did not allow them to be helped.

To find allies, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) translated materials into many languages ​​in 1995. This step was decisive, and the ideas were supported by other countries. People united their efforts, found new ways to solve problems and expand their horizons. Now almost everyone knows the basics about mental illness! Every year the holiday brings up a new theme and encourages everyone to participate in the events.

Interesting facts

It is curious that:

  • mental illness – the most mysterious and affected problems in society;
  • some studies claim that schizophrenia may be associated with an enlarged hard palate;
  • autism is understood by the scientific community, but its strange complications are often confusing;
  • people with mental disorders are not dangerous. Exceptions are patients with serious advanced stages of the disease.

How to celebrate

Visit a specialist if you suspect the development of the disease. It’s not scary! Doctors in this area are tactful and pleasant, you will not have any problems. Sign up for thematic seminars, learn new information from scientific journals, take care of yourself – walk more often in the fresh air, do not communicate with toxic people, eat healthy … Help others – become a volunteer and give attention to everyone who needs it!

When is World Mental Health Day celebrated in 2022?

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 10 2022
Tuesday October 10 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Saturday October 10 2026

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