WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Written by miebaka ikiriko on October 12, 2021
World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with membership from more than one hundred and fifty countries.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Mental Health for all: let’s make it a reality.
In an interview with Radio Rivers Correspondent, Christabel Oseahon, Dr. Nkporbu Aborlo Kennedy, consultant neuropsychiatries at UPTH stated that this year’s celebration is significant for reappraising and re-assessing the contribution of governments across the globe to mental health.
He stated that this year’s celebration will appraise the amount of investments, infrastructure and facilities that have been put into the mental health sector.
Dr. Nkporbu advised governments at all levels to see this year’s celebration as a wakeup call to bring the improvement of the mental health sector to reality.