Mental Health Awareness Campaign

The Mental Health Awareness Campaign week is observed from 5 October by the Ministry of Health.
Sheena

Updated: Oct 06, 2021 09:37:28 pm

06 October 2021 Current Affairs:The Mental Health Awareness Campaign week is observed from 5 October by the Ministry of Health.

Highlights:
♦ The Campaign is from 5 October to 10 October as the last day of observed as World Mental Health Day.
♦ The week-long campaign is aimed to encourage people’s participation in knowing about Mental Disorders.
♦ World Mental Health Day is observed globally to raise awareness regarding mental health issues and mobilizing efforts to support mental health.
♦ The First World Mental health day was celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health.
♦ The first-ever Theme was in 1994  which was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World”.

Campaign Activities:
♦ A  Virtual awareness workshop by NIMHANS, Bengaluru in hand with Educational Institutions & other organizations
♦ Cycle rallies will be held  in Delhi,
♦ Green ribbon campaign,
♦ A short film will be released in regional languages,
♦ The Launch of the #breakthestigma hashtag campaign and
♦ A Quiz or slogan competition on mental health.
 
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