World Mental Health Day
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When is "International Day of Older Persons"? (UN)
World Mental Health Day is October 10.
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What type of holiday is this?
This holiday is an International Observance.
International observance (also known as international dedication or international anniversary) denotes a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern.

Many observances have been established by the United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council or by UNESCO. The lead agency for a particular international observance uses the symbolism of the United Nations (UN) or UNESCO.
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What is this Holiday for & how is it celebrated?
World Mental Health Day (October 10), is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
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Origin of this Holiday?
It was first celebrated 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.
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World Federation for Mental Health
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.

The mission of the World Federation for Mental Health is to promote the advancement of mental health awareness, prevention of mental disorders, advocacy, and best practice recovery focused interventions worldwide.

How can I Celebrate this holiday?


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Facts about October
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Other October 10 holidays around the world
October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year.


See other October holidays from around the world
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