ArabiaWeather - On October 10 of every year, the world celebrates World Mental Health Day. This day highlights a vital issue that affects the lives of millions around the world, as mental health is considered an integral part of human rights. Despite this, there are still great challenges. Many individuals around the world face it with regard to their mental health and access to necessary care.
The World Health Organization celebrates World Mental Health Day 2023, which represents an opportunity for individuals and local communities to emphasize the theme “ Mental health is a universal human right.” This day aims to enhance knowledge and increase awareness of the importance of mental health and motivate towards taking actions that promote and protect mental health for all as a right. Universal human rights.
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organization issued a statement in which it said:
Mental health is a basic human right guaranteed to everyone, and it is a right that every person must enjoy, wherever he is and whatever his circumstances. This right includes protection from mental health risks and the right to obtain quality care services that are affordable, available and acceptable. It also includes the individual’s right to Freedom, independence and full participation in the local community.
Also, good mental health plays a vital role in achieving our personal well-being and happiness. However, many people around the world live with mental health disorders that may affect their lives in different ways, from their physical health to the way they communicate with others. These disorders also increasingly affect adolescents and young adults.
Mental health disorders should never deprive an individual of their human rights or exclude them from making decisions about their health. However, people with mental health disorders continue to face violations of their human rights around the world, with many excluded from society and subject to discrimination. They also find it difficult to obtain necessary psychological care.
WHO is reaching out to its partners to fully ensure that mental health is valued, promoted and protected; It takes urgent measures to ensure that everyone can exercise their human rights and obtain the quality psychological care they need. It also calls on communities to participate in the World Mental Health Day 2023 campaign to learn about their basic rights in the field of mental health and ways to protect the rights of others.
It is necessary to realize that mental health is not an incidental thing to talk about. It is an integral part of human life. We need to raise awareness about it and support individuals who suffer from it. On this World Mental Health Day, let us all stand together to promote human rights to mental health and ensure the provision of mental health . Support and opportunities for everyone to live a psychologically healthy life and contribute to building healthier and more prosperous societies.
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