It is estimated that mental disorder accounts for 30% of the non-fatal disease burden worldwide so the continued lack of investment in mental health is a short-sighted approach because, in the long run, nations and society pay more. This is why global events such as World Mental Health Day are very important for every single one of us because they provide an opportunity for us to come together as a global family to advocate for mental health and provide the evidence that enables government to do the right thing.
Read more: Intro by the President
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The first WMHD was in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. On this day each October – thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to Mental Illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide.In some countries this day is part of the larger Mental Illness Awareness Week. There is an great need to provide more information on mental wellness.
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|Dag Rekve, Senior Technical Officer, Management of Substance Abuse, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization and Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro, President World Federation for Mental Health at the Geneva Conference
||London Eye light up purple on World Mental Health Day.
Photo by Wouter van der Zouwen
World Mental Health Week 2016 - Tiruvalla, India
The World Mental Health Week Celebrations were held at the LRC Hall, Dept of Psychiatry PIMS on Oct 18, 2016 at Tiruvalla, India. The programme was organised in collaboration with the World Association of Social Psychiatry.
WMH Day Theme: "Psychological First Aid"
Rev Fr Mathew Punakulam (Administrator, Pushpagiri) was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the meeting. President- Elect, WASP Roy Abraham Kallivayalil presided. Dr Prasad Cheeramattom (SWC Member, IMA), Dr G Sukumaran (Professor of Medicine), Dr Vikram Gowda (Vice-Principal), Dr Fazal Mohammed (Associate Professor of Psychiatry) and Dr Sr Liza spoke on the occasion.
World Mental Health Week Awards were presented to Carers and Families.
The meeting discussed various aspects of 'psychological first aid' and the importance of equipping community gate keepers including teachers, social workers, religious leaders, police and administrators about its basic tenets. This was followed by a 'Mental Health Exhibition'.
Photo Caption: Rev Fr Mathew Punakulam (Administrator, Pushpagiri) delivers the inaugural address during WMH Week celebrations at Tiruvalla, India. Dr Fazal Mohammed, Dr Prasad Cheermattom, Prof Roy Kallivayalil and Prof G Sukumaran are also seen.
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The “Jai Vakeel Foundation”, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,
celebrate World Mental Health Day every year by organising a seminar or a workshop based on the theme proposed by the World Federation of Mental Health, for the parents of persons with Intellectual Disability and for the professional working in the field of Mental Health.
Please find attached a file of the summary report of our this year's celebration of World Mental Health Day.
Jai Vakeel Foundation,
World Mental Health Day
“Dignity in Mental Health - Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All”
A half day workshop was conducted on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on 13th October, 2016 at the premises of Jai Vakeel Foundation.The session began with a brief introduction of the theme “Dignity in Mental Health - Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All”
Read more: Jai Vakeel Foundation”, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
REV. FR. JOHN DAMIAN ADIZIE, ocd
World Mental Health Day
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: October 10th is a day set aside by World Health Organization to mark the World Mental Health Day. It is a special day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health. The World Federation for Mental Health has declared “Psychological First Aid” as the theme for 2016 World Mental Health Day. In this article we shall examine some of the symptoms and forms of mental health problem. In addition to Psychological First Aid we shall highlight other forms of first aid such as Physical first aid and essentially Spiritual first aid.
Mental Disorder, also known as mental illness refers to sickness of one’s mind or psyche. Mental illness affects one’s mood, one’s thinking and one’s behavior. A mentally disordered person is someone with a sick mind. When the human mind is unhealthy, one is likely to suffer depression, melancholy, anxiety disorder, and schizophrenia and addictive behaviors. The Kin Foundation declares that “Mental Disorder are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans or about one in four adults suffer from diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
Read more: Article by Rev. Fr. John Damian Adizie, OCD
Pakistan Association For Mental Health
|October, 15 - 16th, 2016
Theme: Dignity in Mental Health:
Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All
Venue: Jinnah Medical and Dental College
Dr. Zaki Hassan Hall, Shaheed-e-millat Road, Karachi
|Saturday 15th October 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Stress, Distress and Behaviour Change (Mental Health)
|5:00 – 5:30
|5:30 – 5:45
||Introduction: The Hidden Stressors
||Prof. S. Haroon Ahmed
|5:45 – 6:30
||Todays Stressors and Mental Health
||Mr. Amar Jaleel
|6:30 – 7:00
||Concluding Remarks and Discussion
||Mr. Ghazi Salauddin
Sunday 10:30 Am – 2:30 PM
October 16th 2016
Jinnah Medical and Dental College
|10:30 – 11:00
||Welcome / Tea
|11:00 – 11:20
||Introduction of Programme
||Dr. Uzma Ambareen
|11:20 – 11:40
||Sindh Mental Health Act 2013:
History, current status and way forward
|Dr. Rubeena Kidwai
|11:40 – 12:00
||Issues of Implementation of Mental Health Law
||Prof. Raza Ur Rehman
|12:00 – 12:20
||Sensitization / Introduction of SMHA 2013 to lawyers, physician and psychiatrist - a plan
||Prof. Iqbal Afridi
|12:20 – 12:40
|12:40 – 1:00
||Dignity in Mental Health
||Prof. Unaiza Niaz
|1:00 – 1:20
||Psychological and Mental Health First Aid
||Dr. Saadia Qureshy
|1:20 - 2:00
||Co-ordinator Dr. Naim Siddiqi
||Announcement and Vote of Thanks
||Dr. Saima Qureshi
World Mental Health Week - Mumbai, India
J R Hospital Mumbai, India, also celebrated the mental health week from 4.10.2016. to 10.10.2016.
Dr J P Rawat
Chief and HOD psychiatry
J R Hospital
Mumbai Central 400008
Mental Health Week-2016
Department of Psychiatry
Jagjivanram Western Railways Hospital Mumbai
Mental Health Week 2016
One in four adults will experience mental health difficulties at one time or the other but many will receive little or no help when they present in an emergency. This is the reason; the theme for World Mental Health Day 2016 is ‘Psychological and Mental Health First Aid.’
Each year, the staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Jagjivanram Western Railways hospital, Mumbai Central, celebrates the World Federation for Mental Health’s theme of the year. To help make dignity in mental health a reality, together we can ensure that mental health problems are better understood, and importantly, are absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.
The Department of Psychiatry organized the mental health week from 4th October 2016 to 10th October 2016 for increasing awareness in the general public regarding mental disorders and for the promotion of positive mental health.
Read more: World Mental Health Week 2016 - Mumbai, India
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