World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day, is supported by the United Nations, and is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues around the world. Mental disorders affect almost 12 percent of the world’s population, about one out of every four people or 450 million, will experience a mental disorder that would benefit from treatment. – Photos by AFP

A mental disorder patient, I Ketut Lingga, 54, stays on his bed and chained by his family in Karangasem.  Mental disorders affect nearly 12 percent of the world's population ? about 450 million or one out of every four people around the world ? will experience a mental illness that would benefit from diagnosis and treatment.
A mental disorder patient, I Ketut Lingga, 54, stays on his bed and chained by his family in Karangasem. Mental disorders affect nearly 12 percent of the world's population ? about 450 million or one out of every four people around the world ? will experience a mental illness that would benefit from diagnosis and treatment.
Psychiatrist, Dr Luh Ketut Suryani, talks about mental disorder in Bali at her office in Denpasar.  According to WHO, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work productively, and can contribute to their community.
Psychiatrist, Dr Luh Ketut Suryani, talks about mental disorder in Bali at her office in Denpasar. According to WHO, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work productively, and can contribute to their community.
A mental disorder patient, I Ketut Lingga, 54, stays on his bed and chained by his family in Karangasem.  Mental health services lack human and financial resources in many countries, particularly low and middle income countries. More funding is needed to promote mental health to increase people's awareness of the issue.
A mental disorder patient, I Ketut Lingga, 54, stays on his bed and chained by his family in Karangasem. Mental health services lack human and financial resources in many countries, particularly low and middle income countries. More funding is needed to promote mental health to increase people's awareness of the issue.
A mental disorder patient, Nengah Surung (Left), 65, stays in his special room which design for his illness in Karangasem.
A mental disorder patient, Nengah Surung (Left), 65, stays in his special room which design for his illness in Karangasem.
A mental disorder patient, Komang Sudianta, 29, sits in front of his house in Karangasem. World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide.
A mental disorder patient, Komang Sudianta, 29, sits in front of his house in Karangasem. World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide.
A mental disorder patient, Nengah Surung, 65, stays in his special room which design for his illness in Karangasem. This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services.
A mental disorder patient, Nengah Surung, 65, stays in his special room which design for his illness in Karangasem. This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services.

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CrochetConcupiscence (@CrochetBlogger)
Oct 10, 2012 09:43pm
World Mental Health Day is an important day for raising awareness of these issues. So glad to see this article. I have written a book called Crochet Saved My Life, which is about how crafting and self-expression can help us in our healing process. I really wanted tohonor World Mental Health Day so the book is 30% off through the end of this weekend.
farkhunda
Oct 10, 2012 10:03am
there are scarcity of food which is good for mentally ill people or medicines are too expensive which is not within reach of poor people.