Mental health

Through Children's Eyes

A collection of drawings and stories from WHO's Global School Contest on Mental Health

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 2001
Languages: English; French; Polish
WHO reference number: WHO/NMH/MSD/WHD/01.2



World Health Day 2001 was devoted to mental health with the theme “Stop Exclusion: Dare to Care”. As part of the celebration of World Health Day a school contest was organized in which young people were asked to show in pictures and words their understanding of what it means to suffer from a mental illness and what could be done to reduce stigma.

This document is a selection of the national winning pictures and stories chosen to illustrate some of the common mental health concerns among the young people who participated in the Global School Contest on Mental Health.