World Mental Health Day 2022: With the aim of increasing awareness about mental health, the whole world celebrates 10 October as World Mental Health Day. Since the corona epidemic, the number of people suffering from mental diseases has increased very rapidly. Moreover, children are also not untouched by this. According to a 2021 UNICEF report, about 14 percent of children in the country are also living in depression. So the only and only purpose of celebrating this day on such a large scale is to spread awareness about mental health among the people.
World Mental Health Day 2022: History
The United Nations started celebrating World Mental Health Day in the year 1992. Eugene Brody, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, gave the advice to celebrate this day in the year 1994. The purpose of celebrating this day globally is to make people aware of mental health. It is celebrated every year with a theme.
Theme of World Mental Health Day 2022
Every year this day is celebrated with a new theme. This year’s theme is ‘Make Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority’.
Importance of World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed every year on 10 October. The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed that there is a close link between our physical health and our mental health. But still most of the people don’t pay attention to it. Physical and mental health are like two sides of the same coin. Ignoring any one aspect affects the other aspect in a negative way. From old age to school going children are also facing this problem. So instead of hiding this problem, it needs attention. Otherwise, the situation may worsen in the coming time.
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, ITC Fiama in collaboration with NielsenIQ released its second consecutive mental health survey. This survey was done to find out the causes of stress with the changing lifestyle of youth in India. Survey results show that work is the biggest cause of stress for Millennials, while relationships and breakups for GenZ.
How is World Mental Health Day celebrated?
On this occasion, many programs are organized around the world regarding mental health and people are told how to stay mentally and physically healthy. Along with this, efforts are made to know the problems of people living under stress and efforts are made to show them the right path.