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World Mental Health Day

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This year, the theme is suicide prevention.

If you are in crisis, reach out for help. Text REASON to 741741.

Free, 24/7, confidential.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

DIAL: 1-800-273-8255


Find additional support and services through these resources and advocacy organizations:

If you think you may be struggling with any mental health issues you may want to speak with a trusted adult. This website does not provide a complete list of organizations or health professionals who can offer help for those considering self-injury, suicide or who are otherwise in need. It’s for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

Earlier Event: October 5
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Later Event: October 11
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