By Muna Al Matrooshi
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Mental health day
World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health <link: http://www.wfmh.org/>, WMHD is an annual program held on 10 October to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.
This year in Australia, WMHD has three objectives:
- Encourage help seeking behavior
- Reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
- Foster connectivity throughout communities