The World Mental Health Day was on October 10. We advance along with the state of mental health understanding. Mental health has evolved greatly since the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) was originally established the day in the early 1990s. The situation has improved because of our greater self-awareness and sensitivity to it. Our terminology surrounding mental health has improved as terms like “crazy” and “lunatic” are used less frequently and we have a better grasp of how they can unintentionally be cruel and stigmatizing. Our civilization still has a long way to go in terms of progress, despite the fact that we have learned a lot.
2022 World Mental Health Day theme
The slogan for World Mental Health Day 2022 is “Make mental health & well-being for all a worldwide priority.” One in eight people in the world had mental health issues before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The structural and financial support for mental health, however, was minimal. The global pandemic increased people’s levels of mental stress. People’s lives were permanently altered by the virus. Recent armed conflicts between states and acts of religious violence have made this tension worse.
What World Mental Health Day in 2022 means
On October 10th, the world observes World Mental Health Day in an effort to increase awareness of issues related to mental health worldwide and to inspire people to promote mental health. The occasion makes sure that people talk about and keep the subject of mental health in their minds. On this day, mental health professionals can discuss their fields of study and propose ways to ensure that everyone has access to mental health care.
THE HISTORY OF WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
In 1992, World Mental Health Day was established under Richard Hunter’s direction as the World Federation of Mental Health’s deputy secretary-general. They didn’t have a clear objective, other than to promote general mental health. To put it plainly, it was a daunting endeavor to change a range of unhealthy and dangerous practices that were exacerbating people’s difficult circumstances.
There were many mental health issues in the world, but they weren’t being treated properly. In New Zealand, there was harsh treatment, it was challenging to get public funding for therapy in France, and there was a general lack of knowledge of what mental health is. The WFMH was conscious that addressing a global issue required international cooperation.
A U.S. information agency satellite broadcast a two-hour program during the first three years. Their advocacy message was effectively disseminated via the Tallahassee, Florida-based studio. While sections were pre-taped in Geneva, Atlanta, and Mexico City for the broadcast, participants included Chile, England, Australia, and Zambia.
The topic of the 1994 World Mental Health Day was Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services Worldwide. 27 nations sent feedback reports after the campaign, and national campaigns were held in Australia and England. Following this trend, WFMH board members globally organized celebrations of the day and it is rising popularity among organizations, groups, and the general public.
Beginning in 1995 and continuing to the present, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organized the translation of the planning kit’s material into Spanish, French, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. As time went on, other countries joined the effort, followed by citizens as mental health became more closely related to human rights.
The themes of World Mental Health Day evolved along with the times. As a result of the conversation’s expansion to cover a variety of subjects, including women, children, health, work, trauma, suicide, and much more, the average person today has a better understanding of mental health.