World Mental Health Day is designed to raise public awareness of mental health issues. The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day is "Mental health in a changing world: the impact of culture and diversity." The World Federation for Mental Health launched the World Mental Health Day initiative in 1992 to foster increased understanding of transcultural issues in mental health and how they impact clinical interventions around the world.
Mental health agencies around the world are marking October 10 with special presentations and symposiums to highlight the unique challenges facing persons with mental health issues and how they are regarded in different cultures. Follow the provided links or check local listings to see what is being planned in your community.