April 4, 2022
2022 World Mental Health Day Theme
'MAKE MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING FOR ALL A GLOBAL PRIORITY'
As WFMH President I am pleased to announce the 2022 World Mental Health Day theme:
'Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority'
This theme has been chosen by a global vote including WFMH members, stakeholders and supporters, and I am very grateful to all of you that participated in this process.
In 2021 the UN Secretary-General said that, without determined action, the mental health impact of COVID 19 may last far longer than the pandemic itself and urged us to act to redress the glaring inequalities exposed by the pandemic, including the inequality in access to mental health services.
People with lived experience of mental health, their families and other disadvantaged populations continue to tell us that their mental health wellbeing is not always in the mind of governments, those who pay for services and society at large.
In high income countries over 75% of people with depression report that they do not receive adequate care and in low and middle-income countries over 75% of people with mental health conditions receive no treatment at all.
This theme will highlight a range of issues and the WFMH Secretary-General has been mandated to involve a variety of stakeholders and global citizens to work together to ensure that we have a clear message and an effective campaign to support World Mental Health Day 2022 on 10th October.
Dr Nasser Loza
4 April 2022