Global Mental Health Day - October 10th
Depression has a global impact and requires a unified, international collaborative effort to eradicate stigma, make mental health a priority, and save millions of lives and dollars around the world.
Join iFred.org and the World Federation for Mental Health for Global Mental Health Day. Please post your plans for celebration and we will continue to give you ideas as the date gets closer.
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Celebrate by following a new Twitter pal - @YellowRickRoad the production company for the new Rockumentary Film about Rick Springfield and his fans. NY premiere @ifccenter: 10/12/12.
Consultation on the 'zero draft' of the Global Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020
World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2012
Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. WHO also develops technical and communication material and provides technical assistance to the countries for advocacy campaigns around the World Mental Health Day.
This year the theme for the day is "Depression: A Global Crisis".
How you can help
The number one auto fill in Google when you search 'school makes me' is 'depressed'. But the good news is that Hope is teachable! iFred is creating a research based curriculum and the tools teachers need to teach this curriculum, in order to support students in schools so that no one ever feels so desperate that they take their own life. Support iFred teaching Hope and show your value…
People often say 'sunflowers don't treat depression'. While true (although gardening does have a positive impact on the brain), it is not the ultimate goal of our sunflower campaign. Our desired end result is to get all nonprofits around the world using ONE SYMBOL to collectively speak for the 350 million around the world with depression. This symbol, the sunflowers, allows nonprofits to merge…
Honor the 350 million with depression worldwide and "Pledge to Plant" for our 2013 Field for Hope sunflower campaign. This initiative is the largest-scale, international effort in history focused directly on raising awareness and funds for depression research and education. Last year, this campaign successfully led to the planting of sunflowers in fields across Liberia, Kenya, Nepal, Germany,…
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