#WorldMentalHealthDay is observed around the world on 10th October every year and this year the focus will be on young people and mental health in a changing world.
It's time to take a stand and draw worldwide attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.
Imagine growing up in our world today. Constantly battling the effects of human rights violations, wars and violence in the home, schools and businesses. Young people are spending most of their day on the internet – experiencing cyber crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games.
Suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising and LGBTI+ youth are feeling alone and persecuted for being true to themselves. Young adults are at the age when serious mental illnesses can occur and yet they are taught little to nothing about mental health.
Get Involved on Social Media
Get socially engaged with the global conversation on World Mental Health Day by visiting the World Federation for Mental Health;