On May 17, commemorating the day that the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, millions of people from over 100 countries will come together to celebrate the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
Everyone needs a day off just to recuperate and refresh themselves. Take a break from work and all the real world responsibilities that come with being an adult by giving yourself permission to take a mental health day. Here are some...Show More Summary
Wednesday 10 October was World Mental Health Day. Nearly 450 million people have mental health problems worldwide, more than three-quarters of whom live in developing countries. In a story on current global efforts to improve mentalShow More Summary
Wow, what a day yesterday was for us — World Mental Health Day, 2012. In our second annual blog party to celebrate World Mental Health Day, we had over 100 bloggers, writers, organizations and contributors from around the world participate. One-hundred is a huge number to break through, and is a 25 percent increase from [...]
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made a statement in support of World Mental Health Day, which this year highlights the 350 million people worldwide affected by depression. Good mental health should never be taken for granted. Without it, we suffer just as much as we do with physical health problems. “It’s time we turned more [...]
My husband has no idea that today is World Mental Health Day. And yet he said something to me this morning, out of the blue, that was the exact perfect thing for a day like today. And I mean, PERFECT. If you’ve wondered whether your husband or partner will ever understand postpartum depression, you should [...]
Wednesday is the World Health Organization's (WHO) 20th World Mental Health day, which seeks to bring attention to mental illness. The focus this year is 'Depression: A Global Crisis.' According to a WHO press release:
In the U.S., we had a sad, embarrassing time in our recent history where a large swath of our nation treated one race as “separate but equal.” This was particularly true for African Americans in the South, where they were socially segregated — from lunch counters to riding the bus. At one time, most (white) [...]
Over 350 million people around the world have depression, according to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Mental Health Day (10 October). Depression is a mental disorder that undermines people's ability to function well. Show More Summary
It’s World Mental Health Day! A perfect opportunity to highlight the fact that approximately 5% of adults globally have ADHD. I’d like to offer a rare opportunity to hear from some of these adults, as they share their (abridged) stories below. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed with such great enthusiasm, honesty and courage. [...]
Today is World Mental Health Day. We need to have a conversation about coping. Step 4, as advocated by Chris and Lifeline. Learn from others. We’ve come so far in our understanding of depression and anxiety yet, today, as every day, six Australians will take their own lives. Show More Summary
World Mental Health Day has already begun in some parts of the world. Mental and emotional health is a big component of our everyday life, yet it often is pushed down or minimized as something that doesn’t really matter. Some of us are taught from an early age that it’s inappropriate to express our emotions, [...]
More than 350 million people suffer from depression globally, the World Health Organization said, ahead of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday."It is not a disease of developed countries, it is a global phenomenon. It's present in both...Show More Summary
9 October 2012 -- On World Mental Health Day, WHO is calling for an end to the stigmatization of depression and other mental disorders and for better access to treatment for all people who need it.
Next week, we’re celebrating World Mental Health Day on October 10. And we’d like you to join us. World Mental Health Day is promoted by the World Health Organization to help raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day is an effort to promote open discussion of mental disorders, and what the world’s governments [...]
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Soon it will be Women’s Health Awareness Week. Plus Mother’s Day. So … Hopeful World Publishing is helping us celebrate by offering a discount for subscriptions to the year-long series Daily Hope, created for moms with postpartum depression and anxiety. Each message is from me, delivered via email daily, and [...]Show More Summary
World Mental Health Day (aka “Blue Day”) is being held on my birthday. Coincidence? I think not. My mate Efisia has written a great blog post about WMHD which includes the latest stats in Australia about depression and
Our very 1st annual World Mental Health Day blog party was a huge success, with over 80 international bloggers who participated by writing about mental illness and mental health treatment. You can see all of their entries here. I was humbled by the response. Within those entries, you can find the whole range of human [...]
October 10 is World Mental Health Day. As part of the psychology commu...
Today (October 10) is World Mental Health Day, and I'm going to spend it taking care of my own mental health. I'm going to go about doing the mundane, tedious, hard work that is taking care of one's self because if I don't I won't be here to help anyone else.