World Mental Health Day
October 10th is a day for continued global mental health awareness, education and advocacy. The theme for 2017 being ‘Mental Health and the Workplace’. The first WMHD was 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.
On this day, supporters gather to create more awareness and attention towards mental health, mental illness and mental wellness. Mental health conditions affect the lives of many around the world daily. There continues to be an increasing need to continue to provide information on coping strategies and information for emotional wellness.
We are trying to get as many cities, businesses, schools, landmarks and people to LIGHT UP PURPLE to recognize and promote more awareness about mental health on World Mental Health Day on October 10th.
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#LUP2017, #AMANDATODDLEGACY, #AMANDATODD, #SHINEPURPLE,
#WMHD, #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS, #WORLDMENTALHEALTHDAY, #MAKETODAYPOSITIVE