Oct. 10, 2022


World Mental Health Day


"Today is World Mental Health Day and an opportunity for the world to come together and raise awareness of mental health, mental disorders and their impact. This year’s theme is to make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority. WHO has a comprehensive campaign page here.

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LinkedIn op-ed by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General at the World Health Organization

Op-ed by Dr Hans Kluge, Regional Director for Europe and Dr Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine

Commentary piece by Dévora Kestel, Director, Mental Health and Substance Use at the World Health Organization

Press Release: Unique Friendship Benches initiative inaugurated to promote mental health, featuring competing FIFA World Cup nations " .
The above information shows what the lead Global health organization , the WHO is doing to bring awareness to mental health and suds or substance use disorders around the World .
Mental health like Oral health requires the attention of Mental health care providers who may be Clinical social workers , Psychologists or therapists , Counselors , Pastoral care or spiritual care workers , Psychiatrists and the general population .
The Substance abuse and mental health services administration or SAMSHA in the USA under the department of Health and Human Services or HHS is doing a great job in providing awareness, training and other resources to address Mental health and the addiction and or Substance abuse component .
NAMI or the national association for mental illness is also doing a great job with families and communities .
Spiritual Recovery movements like the Rescue missions are using the principles in Rescue , Healing and Restoration in their faith based approach and work .
Dual diagnosis happens in certain cases where an underlying mental health problem have contributed to the development and existence of SUDS and or addictions .
It is okay not to be okay as many say and mental health and addictions can be treated and recovery happens .
Stigma is one of the drivers that makes people suffer more than is expected of them because of shame to tell of the problem they are having with drugs and or process or behavioral addiction .
Dr Ntuba Akwo Thompson , Editor Healthndevelopment magazine .

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