World Mental Health Day
Date: 10 October 2006
Place: Celebrated globally
World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. This year's World Mental Health Day will focus on suicide as a leading cause of premature and preventable death. The theme is "Building Awareness - Reducing Risk: Mental Illness and Suicide" as suicide is often a consequence of failing to diagnose and treat serious mental illness.
The Day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), and this year, it is jointly supported by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with other NGOs and co-sponsored by WHO.