According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), each year, around 12 billion workings are lost to depression and anxiety.
The theme for this year is '
Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority
Mental health is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
The WHO says growing social and economic inequalities, and public health emergencies are affecting whole populations.
WHO reports that one in five children across the world are affected by some type of mental health disorder.
The objective behind World Mental Health Day is
to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Connect with others: talk to trusted people in your life about how you are feeling.
It is a day to remember to be kind to oneself and acknowledge the importance of mental health.
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted almost all areas of health, but few as profoundly as mental health.