World Mental Health Day

IAS Prelims 2023

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

The theme of 2016 World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, covers “psychological first aid”.