World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10 every year. This commemoration aims to raise awareness and mobilize the population about issues related to mental health, especially in the case of public health. It allows topics such as prevention, treatment, education, and raising awareness about mental disorders to be the focus of public discussion.
Creation of World Mental Health Day
The World Federation for Mental Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), was the one who established this day in 1992. Since then, governments, organizations and actors around the world have actively participated in the promotion and implementation of activities, events and campaigns to highlight the importance of mental health.
Each year, World Mental Health Day focuses on a specific topic related to mental health, and seeks to address the most relevant issues, eliminate the stigma associated with mental disorders, foster dialogue and encourage more people to seek help. and support when they need it.
Prevention and treatment of Mental Health
Mental health is an essential component of an individual's overall well-being and has a direct impact on quality of life. Prevention and appropriate treatment are essential to ensure good mental health. Below are some approaches and strategies for its prevention and treatment.
- Education and Awareness: Raising awareness and educating the public about the importance of this disease helps demystify the disorders and reduces the stigma associated with them.
- Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles: Encouraging habits such as a balanced diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep improves mental health.
- Socio-emotional skills: Programs that teach skills such as conflict resolution, stress management, and communication skills are also beneficial.
- Family and Social Support: A strong family and social environment acts as a buffer against stress and other adversities.
- Programs in Schools: Integrate mental health education into school curricula so that children and young people are better prepared to face emotional challenges.
- Substance Abuse Prevention: Alcohol and drug abuse are linked to an increased risk of mental disorders. Prevention and awareness programs are essential.
Treatment of disorders and pathologies:
- Access to Care: It is vital to ensure access to quality mental health services for all people who need them.
- Therapy: Psychotherapy (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy) is effective in treating various mental disorders.
- Medication: Some mental disorders are effectively treated with medications, although they should always be administered under medical supervision.
- Complementary Therapies: Techniques such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are useful as a complement to traditional treatment.
- Support groups: These offer an environment where individuals share experiences and support each other.
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Helps people regain skills and reintegrate into society.
- Hospitalisation: In severe cases or in crisis situations, it is necessary to hospitalize the patient to ensure their safety and provide intensive treatment.
- Community Interventions: These interventions often take place in the community and include day services, early intervention programs, and vocational rehabilitation programs.
It is essential that any intervention or treatment is based on respect for human rights and person-centered care. Early detection and timely access to treatment are crucial to improving outcomes and quality of life for people with mental disorders.
The global figures related to Mental Health
These figures vary over time and are subject to different interpretations and definitions. We are going to provide some general figures on mental health problems worldwide in recent years to get an idea of the magnitude of the problem.
- Prevalence of mental disorders: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that approximately 10% of the world's population lives with some type of mental disorder.
- Depression: Depression is one of the most common mental disorders worldwide. It is estimated that more than 264 million people worldwide suffer from depression.
- Anxiety: Anxiety disorders are also very common. The WHO reports that more than 284 million people worldwide suffer from some type of anxiety disorder.
- Suicide: Suicide is a sad consequence of many mental disorders. Approximately 800,000 people die by suicide each year worldwide, which is equivalent to one person every 40 seconds.
- Eating Disorders: Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, affect millions of people around the world, although precise numbers can be difficult to determine due to underreporting.
- substance use: Mental health problems are also related to substance abuse. According to the WHO, approximately 10% of people who use drugs or alcohol will develop addiction problems.
- Access to mental health care: Globally, there is a significant gap in access to mental health care. It is estimated that around 50% of people with mental disorders do not receive treatment.
These figures highlight the importance of addressing mental health issues globally and working to reduce the stigma associated with these disorders. Furthermore, it is essential to improve access to care and treatment for those who need it from the public health health services.
Messages from the PP of Andalusia on Mental Health Day
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News from World Mental Health Day 2023 in Andalusia
- Mental Health Andalusia points out that "it is time to promote mental well-being and protect human rights": The Andalusian Mental Health Federation, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated this… October 09, 2023 Source: europapress.es
- The Provincial Council adheres with an institutional declaration to the celebration of World Mental Health Day, which is commemorated on October 10: Download PDF Thursday, September 28, 2023 The Provincial Council adheres with an institutional declaration to the celebration of World Mental Health Day, which is commemorated on September 28, 2023 Source: dipusvilla.es
- International Mental Health Day in public educational centers in Andalusia: International Mental Health Day in public educational centers in Andalusia Source: anpeandalucia.es
- International Mental Health Day in educational centers…: Fountain:Ronda commemorates World Mental Health Day with different activities: Although the anniversary is celebrated tomorrow, October 10, this Monday a walking march and the reading of a manifesto took place | Cadena SER October 09, 2023 Source: chainser.com
- The Torrecárdenas University Hospital celebrates various activities on the occasion of World Mental Health Day: Organized together with the Andalusian Public Foundation for the Social Integration of People with Mental Illness (FAISEM), they will have their main event on the 10th. The Mental Health Unit… Continue reading The Torrecárdenas University Hospital celebrates various activities on the occasion of World Health Day. Mental Health October 06, 2023 Source: hospitaltorrecardenas.es
- Events for World Mental Health Day 2023 – Asaenes: Asaenes Salud Mental Sevilla publishes its calendar of events for next October, to commemorate World Mental Health Day. Fountain: asaenes.org
- World Mental Health Day. Responsible journalism and suicide prevention: Official College of Psychology of Western Andalusia October 02, 2023 Source: copao.es
- World Mental Health Day – Granada Social: Join the activities scheduled for World Mental Health Day to make visible a problem that affects 25% of the population. October 09, 2023 Source: granadasocial.org
- Instructions for the celebration of International Mental Health Day in public educational centers in Andalusia: Instruction of September 26, 2023, of the General Directorate of Organization, Inclusion, Participation and Educational Evaluation, which provides for the celebration of the International Mental Health Day in public educational centers dependent on the Ministry of Educational Development and Training Professional of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia September 27, 2023 Source: ecoem.es
- Four kilometers of color for Mental Health: Alamillo Park will host the V Mental Health Color Race on September 23 Solidarity race and party for disability in Alamillo Park September 14, 2023 Source: diariodesevilla.es
- The Lepe City Council will illuminate its façade in green on the occasion of World Mental Health Day: October 10 is commemorated under the slogan “Mental Health, World Health. A universal right »The Lepe Kick Boxing Club brings 17 medals from the National Clubs of Badajoz October 09, 2023 Source: huelvainformacion.es
- Confederation Mental Health Spain: The Spain MENTAL HEALTH Confederation was founded in 1983 to adopt all measures that contribute to improving the quality of life. October 10, 2023 Source: consaludmental.org
- Spanish Association of Mental Health Nursing: Previous image Next image HIGHLIGHTS XL National Congress of E Source: aeesme.org
- The Malaga City Council programs an agenda of activities on the occasion of the International Mental Health Day: This initiative arises in collaboration with other institutions, such as the Provincial Council and the Department of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Government of Andalusia, and a broad associative network of the province October 04, 2023 Source: ondacero.es
- Province Spain | Hospitaller Sisters: Our Congregation expresses the charisma of Hospitality in the reception, assistance and care of people with mental illness, psychic disability and other illnesses. January 08, 2016 Source: hospitalarias.es
- The Junta de Andalucía introduces an “emotional well-being” protocol in schools due to the increase in suicidal behavior: One in 7 adolescents ages 10 to 19 has a diagnosed mental health problem but there are more who are not being treated October 10, 2023 Source: sevilla.abc.es
- Malva celebrates Mental Health Day with different events: Yesterday, Thursday, a manifesto was read in the Plaza de la Constitución on the occasion of said commemoration. Fountain: priegodigital.es
- World Mental Health Day 2023: World Mental Health Day 10 is celebrated on October 2023 to raise awareness with the 2023 motto: Mental health is a universal human right September 27, 2023 Source: ecoavant.com
- The PP values the work of the Telephone of Hope for mental health and suicide prevention: Manuel Guzmán and Ángeles Martínez have held a meeting with the management team to learn about their concerns and the daily work carried out by the volunteers who answer the phone 950269999 October 09, 2023 Source: Diariodealmeria.es
- AFEMEN Puerto Real calls for “coordinated action for the protection of mental health and human rights”: The commemorative event, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, will take place on La Plaza street at 10.30:05 a.m. October 2023, XNUMX Source: puertorealhoy.es
- Torremolinos joins World Mental Health Day, claiming it as a universal right: The City Council hosts an event in which resources have been requested to implement alternative measures. The San Miguel de Torremolinos Fair ends without incident and with a massive influx Torremolinos opens the application for aid for university transport October 05, 2023 Source: malagahoy.es
- Feafes Huelva will commemorate World Mental Health Day on October 10: Feafes Huelva Mental Health will commemorate World Mental Health Day next… September 25, 2023 Source: huelvahoy.com
- A march and reading of a manifesto to demand 'World Mental Health Day': This activity is a collaborative work of AGS Serranía and FAISEM, whose objective is to give visibility and value the importance of this disorder October 09, 2023 Source: andaluciainformacion.es
- Exhibitions and information tables, among the various activities on the occasion of Mental Health Day: The councilor delegate for Social Rights, Francisco Cantos, together with the delegate of Care Centers and Third Sector of the Provincial Council, Francisco José Martín, announced this Wednesday the program of activities spread over different days and spaces in the city together with Encarnación Peláez, from the Provincial Suicide Prevention Expert Group of the Board; and the president of Afenes, Carmen Sibaja. October 04, 2023 Source: 101tv.es
- Granada experiences World Suicide Prevention Day as the Andalusian province in which the most cases occur: The numbers of people who take their own lives voluntarily in the province are higher than those of fatalities in traffic accidents or deaths due to gender violence. By talking openly about suicide, the associated stigma is reduced and a environment of support and understanding for those who are struggling Hospitals will activate the first Andalusian plan to prevent suicides Psychological autopsy What leads a person to commit suicide? September 10, 2023 Source: grenadahoy.com
- Afemen celebrates World Mental Health Day this Tuesday in Plaza Rey: Afemen San Fernando calls for coordinated action for the protection of mental health and human rights. And for this, the association has planned the following events: The Mental Health Association, Afemen, will celebrate tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10, the commemorative event on October 09, 2023 Source: elcastillodesanfernando.es
- Valverde del Camino celebrates World Mental Health Day: On Tuesday morning there will be a series of commemorative activities to give a voice to all those people who suffer from mental illness October 09, 2023 Source: huelva24.com
- October 10, World Mental Health Day: day in San Benito: On the occasion of the commemoration of World Mental Health Day, next Tuesday, October 10, the Rosa Roig Civic Center in San Benito -al… October 04, 2023 Source: Diariodejerez.es
- It is not a mania, but a mental illness: "OCD hammers you 24 hours a day": José Costas was a senior executive at Santander. However, he left his job because of OCD. This is his story and this is what this disorder consists of. October 09, 2023 Source: elindependiente.com
- Three out of every ten Spaniards suffer from some mental health disorder, according to psychiatrists: Anxiety disorders are the most common in Spain, with an increasing prevalence in recent years. September 30, 2023 Source: heraldo.es
- The Science Park promotes mental health on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day: The museum hosts the exhibition 'Menssana. Know to judge' and organizes a series of conferences with a multidisciplinary perspective September 13, 2023 Source: granadadigital.es
- Public television focuses on World Mental Health Day, and four other suggestions to watch on television today: A programming of more than 12 hours dedicated to Egypt in DMAX, a new installment of the 'Password' contest and the memorable prison drama 'The Green Mile', among the television proposals this Saturday. October 07, 2023 Source: elpais.com
- Red Cross launches campaign «It's normal. "It's brave" on World Mental Health Day: Editorial.- Valladolid, October 9, 2023 - On the eve of World Mental Health Day, which is commemorated on October 10, Cruz Roja Te Escucha makes a forceful call: «Health m... October 09, 2023 Source : lavozdemedinadigital.com
- On Mental Health Day, songs that addressed “invisible” problems – Cadena Dial: On World Mental Health Day we take a look at some songs in our music that addressed 'invisible' problems. September 09, 2023 Source: chaindial.com
- On Mental Health Day, songs that addressed…: Fountain:TOP 15 Spanish startups in the Mental Health sector: 15 Spanish startups in the mental health sector demonstrate the growing commitment to the mental well-being of society. October 10, 2023 Source: elreferente.es
- The Malaga City Council and Afenes organize different activities on the occasion of Mental Health Day: The Malaga City Council, through the Social Rights Area, and the Association of Relatives and People with Mental Illness (Afenes) collaborate again this year in the organization of different... October 04, 2023 Source: lanocion.es
- A march and reading of a manifesto to commemorate 'World Mental Health Day': This activity is a collaborative work of AGS Serranía and FAISEM, whose objective is to give visibility and value the importance of this disorder October 09, 2023 Source: roundweekly.es
- 29% of Spaniards suffer from some mental disorder: "It is a direct product of our society": On Tuesday, October 10, World Mental Health Day is celebrated. What is the outlook for our country? October 07, 2023 Source: cope.es