IAC Supports World Mental Health Day

The theme of the 2022 World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10, is “Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority.” This year focuses on rekindling efforts, post-pandemic, to protect and improve mental health. The event is organized by the World Federation of Mental Health and promoted by the World Health Organization.


WHO estimates that anxiety and depression rose by more than 25% during the first year of the pandemic. Even pre-pandemic, one in eight people globally were living with a mental health disorder. Simultaneously, mental health professionals and funding are in short supply, especially in low and middle income countries. WHO, like IAC, calls for a world where mental health support is accessible to everyone in every community.


World Health Day raises awareness about the efficacy of mental health services to reduce stigma and discrimination against recipients of mental health care around the world. It also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to come together to recognize progress and continue to work together to prioritize mental health for all.