October 10th is a day for continued global mental health awareness, education and advocacy. The theme for 2018 being “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”. The first WMHD was in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
On this day, supporters gather to create more awareness and attention towards mental health, mental illness and mental wellness. Mental health conditions affect the lives of many around the world daily. There continues to be an increasing need to continue to provide information on coping strategies and information for emotional wellness.