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World Mental Health Day 2023

World Mental Health Day 2023:

10th October marks World Mental Health Day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues and rallying support for mental health care worldwide.

  • In the context of India, this day serves as a crucial reminder of the urgent need to address the mental health challenges faced by the country’s burgeoning adolescent population (aged 10-19 years) which plays a pivotal role in its future prosperity and development.
  • Theme for World Mental Health Day 2023: Mental health is a universal human right.
  • In India, according to National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences data, more than 80% of people do not access care services for a multitude of reasons, ranging from lack of knowledge, stigma and high cost of care.
  • The economic loss due to mental health conditions, between 2012-2030, is estimated at USD 1.03 trillion (WHO).