World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day was initiated by World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) in 1992 to highlight the importance of mental health. The WFMH Board of Directors of WFMH has chosen “Mental Health and Older Adults” as the theme for World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2013.
World Mental Health Day 2013 aims to encourage governments and organizations around the world, in countries at all income levels, to look at the mental health issues experienced by older people in their communities and to consider their needs for support and services. Improvements in provisions for care require careful planning, advocacy, and the involvement of concerned individuals.