World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year.  The day was first observed by World Federation for Mental Health in 1992.

The objective behind observing World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

In India, World Mental Health Day is marked on the final day of the Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week campaign, launched last year by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The theme or rather the slogan for 2022’s celebration of World Mental health Day is “Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority.” World Health Organisation (WHO) mentions that before the COVID-19 pandemic,about one in eight people worldwide suffered from mental issues.

World Mental Health Day aims at increasing awareness about the mental well- being, and is an opportunity for people with mental health conditions to collectively recognise progress in this field

World Mental Health Day 2022 History The World Federation for Mental Health, a non-governmental organisation founded in 1948 in London, first celebrated World Mental Health Day in 1992.

World Mental Health Day is to create awareness about mental health issues across the globe and to inspire the global citizenry to support the cause of mental health

The celebration ensures that mental health as an issue is highlighted and stays in the public consciousness. The day creates opportunities for mental health care professionals to discuss their work and find ways to ensure mental health care reaches people worldwide.