World Mental Health Day 2022

World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992. The day, officially commemorated every year on October 10th, aims to raise awareness in the global community about the critical mental health agendas – with a unifying voice through collaboration with various partners – to take action and to create lasting change. It was started as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health by the then Deputy Secretary-General Richard Hunter. In 1994, at the suggestion of then Secretary-General Eugene Brody, a theme for the Day was used for the first time. It was “Improving the Quality of Mental Health Services throughout the World.” Within three years, the Day had become a valuable occasion for interested government departments, organization and committed individuals to arrange programs to focus on aspects of mental health care. World Mental Health Day celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping people feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and create lasting change. This year's theme is "Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority".

Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 16, May 2022
An Article on the burden of mental disorders among young people, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on substance use disorders and self-harm in Europe.

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, March 2022

A review in support of SDGs 3 and 13, highlighting the need to link population-based mental health outcome databases to weather data for causal inference, and for greater collaborations between mental health providers and data scientists to guide the formation of clinically relevant research questions on climate change.

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, December 2021

An Article in support of SDGs 3 and 13, highlighting widespread climate anxiety and dissatisfaction with government responses to climate change among chidren globally, with government inaction on climate change described as a human rights failure that could have considerable, long-lasting, and incremental negative implications for the mental health of children and young people.
Elsevier, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 11, December 2021
BACKGROUND: People with mental disorders and intellectual disabilities experience excess mortality compared with the general population. The impact of COVID-19 on exacerbating this, and in widening ethnic inequalities, is unclear.
Elsevier, The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, December 2021
A Review on the mental health of transgender and gender non-conforming people in China, in the context of SDGs 3 and 5, focusing on the specific actions needed to improve mental health in this population by reducing discrimination and fostering social awareness and acceptance.
Elsevier, The Lancet, Volume 398, 6 November 2021
An Article on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global prevalence of depressive and anxiety disorders in 2020, in the context of SDG 3, highlighting the need for mitigation strategies to promote mental wellbeing and target determinants of poor mental health.
Elsevier, The Lancet Digital Health, Volume 3, June 2021
A Comment on mental health data, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on sharing of data between data custodians and researchers in the UK.