October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The World Federation for Mental Health, established in 1948, sets the theme for World Mental Health Day via a global survey of those with lived experience. This year the theme is ‘Making Mental Health & Well-being For All a Global Priority.’ With over 1 billion people around the world struggling with mental health disorders, and the many challenges we face, the time is now to activate the world and message.
The World Federation for Mental Health, believes that now more than ever we must work together to solve the global mental health crisis. So please join us in activating hope on this important day.
What can you do on October 10th? Here are a few ideas:
- Social Media Activation: Share what you are doing in your personal life or community for mental health. Be sure to use hashtags #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD2022 and consider tagging the World Federation for Mental Health and iFred.
- Online and In-person Events: Join one of the many online and/or in-person events found on the World Mental Health Day Website.
- Download the Toolkit: Check out the toolkit, and create your own local event or activation for your friends, family, or your community.
- Activate Hope: As hopelessness is the primary predictor of suicide and primary symptom of anxiety and depression, take time to practice hope skills or share them with others by:
- Signing up for the Five Day Global Hope Challenge
- Teaching Hopeful Minds in your community
- Inspiring your employer to explore our workplace resources for hope and mental health, including the Five Keys to SHINE for Hope workplace posters.
- Encouraging your Country Ambassador to support our UN Resolution for an International Day of Hope and your government officials to join the Hopeful Cities Movement,
You can learn more about getting involved in this week’s blog post: Read Blog Now
Share how you are participating in World Mental Health Day on social media using #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD2022 #WMHD and if you are doing something with #Hope, please add the hashtag and tag us @ifredorg.
Thank you for your commitment to making hope, mental health, and well-being for all a global priority.