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Commemorated Every October 10, This Is The Story Behind 'World Mental Health Day'

World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10. The commemoration of World Mental Health Day takes place for the 27th times.

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World Mental Health Day is celebrated every October 10th 

TRIBUNBATAM.id - World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10.

Today, Thursday (10/10/2019), the commemoration of World Mental Health Day takes place for the 27th times.

World Mental Health Day was first celebrated on October 10, 1992.

Launching from the official website of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), since the first time in 1992, this memorial has become an annual WFMH agenda.

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In 1992, this commemoration was initiated by the Deputy Secretary General, Richard Hunter. 

Why is there a commemoration of Mental Health Day?

When it was first celebrated, there was no specific theme in the commemoration of World Mental Health Day.

The initial goal was to generally campaign for mental health advocacy and educate the public about relevant issues related to mental health or mental health.

The first three years, one of the main activities was present in a two-hour television broadcast conducted globally through the US satellite information agency system of studios in Talahassee, Florida. 

In the broadcast, WFMH board members participated directly in the studio, while the participation of other countries from Australia, Chile, England, Zambia was carried out by telephone.

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