World Mental Health Day 2021: Everyone is going through some mental pressure in today’s fast-paced life. But, very few people give importance to it. Due to this ignorance, he develops mental illnesses like stress, depression, anxiety, hysteria, dementia, and phobia.
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on this day, i.e. 10 October, to explain the importance of mental health across the world. Its purpose is to spread awareness about mental problems among people. So let’s know about the matter, history and theme of celebrating this day-
History of World Mental Health Day
Let us tell you that World Mental Health Day has started from the year 1992. It was created at the initiative of Richard Hunter, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and the World Federation for Mental Health. More than 150 countries were involved in this federation. In 1994, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Eugene Brody, suggested celebrating this day. Since then, World Mental Health Day has been celebrated every year on 10 October to explain the importance of mental health.
World Mental Health Day 2021 Theme
Dr Ingrid Daniels, President of the World Federation for Mental Health, has kept this year’s ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ on World Mental Health Day 2021. The motive behind choosing this theme is that everyone from rich to poor in today’s corona era is suffering from mental diseases. But, even today, discrimination has increased a lot in society according to social and economic status.
Importance of celebrating it
Due to the changing lifestyle, we are getting entangled in our stressful life. We are surrounded by many mental problems like stigma, dementia, hysteria, anxiety, and self-sufficiency. In case of any mental problem, we must seek medical help. To this day, an attempt is made to explain the importance of mental health among people. Along with this, their friends, relatives and society also need to understand this.
Status of India Regarding Mental Health
According to a national survey conducted in 2015-16, one in every eight people in India, i.e. about 17.5 crore people, is suffering from some mental illness. Of these, 2.5 crore people are suffering from serious diseases. They need mental help immediately.