World Mental Health Day – 2021
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10 every year to raise awareness and spread knowledge about mental health issues across the globe.
With the world still battling the pandemic, mental health has come into focus like never before as people of all age groups and occupations bear the brunt of the “new normal”.
The theme for this year is “Mental Health in an Unequal World”. While the pandemic has affected everyone, people with pre-existing health conditions, people living alone or parenting on their own, health and frontline workers, students are the most affected and need more support.
World Mental Health Day also gives a chance to talk about mental health in general and how we need to look after it. It is also important to talk about how we feel and get help if we are struggling.
If you are feeling any mental health issues, it is better to talk to someone you trust or get professional help.
As a club, we engaged in activities for people with mental disabilities. Check it out here: https://rotaractscheveningen.nl/2021/10/10/cooking-with-residents-of-middin-haagse-bluf/
- WHO World Mental Health Day Website: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/2021
- WFMH World Mental Health Day Website: http://wmhd2021.com/index.php
- WHO Mental Wellbeing resources for the public: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/mental-well-being-resources-for-the-public
- WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2030: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240031029