World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.
Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, and is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to treatment is a problem in most countries and in some countries fewer than 10% of those who need it receive such treatment.
Join us in the Memorial Union Quad Wednesday, October 10th for World Mental Health Day. At this event, there will be five tents set up with activities to help you learn about mental health on various scales, from a large global scale to a small local or personal scale. Food and giveaways will be provided!