World Mental Health Day 2015: Dignity

This year’s theme, according to the World Health Organization, is Dignity in Mental Health

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There are thousands of people who suffer from mental health issues, and instead of helping them, majority of the world deprives them of their basic human rights: they are discriminated against, stigmatized, and marginalized. Instead of helping them, they are made subject to emotional and physical abuse, sometimes even in places that could help them, like mental health facilities, and yes, even in their own communities.

Mental health is not always easy to understand, and this year, it is the aim of WHO to raise awareness to help people who suffer from mental illness continue to live their lives with dignity and respect: through human rights policies, laws, training of health professionals, and public information campaigns.

You can download the information sheet, which has been set in a convenient PDF format, below:

Mental Health Day Information Sheet

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