Hansei Solutions takes pride in our work to help addiction, mental health, and dual diagnosis treatment centers grow and reach more people needing essential healthcare services. And we always take the opportunity to highlight upcoming events and days that promote mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma.
This brief article discusses World Mental Health Day, why global awareness is important, the most commonly faced mental health challenges worldwide, and how Hansei Solutions’ efforts to help.
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th every year to raise awareness about mental health issues that affect people worldwide. This special day is also dedicated to treatment centers, foundations, and companies that aim to enhance, improve, and expand mental healthcare services globally, identifying areas where they can make a meaningful impact.
World Mental Health Day (WMHD) was founded by the World Federation for Mental Health, and this year marks its 75th anniversary and 31st year of celebrating WMHD. 2023’s campaign and initiative are based on this year’s theme, “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right,” and is the World Federation’s largest campaign ever. Individuals, communities, and institutions worldwide are encouraged to join and participate in in-person and online events and programs and use #WorldMentalHealthDay in any digital or social media posts.
Aligned with Hansei’s beliefs and goals, this day emphasizes mental health within a human rights framework to drive actions that promote and protect the needs of everyone’s mental health, creating a new global value that nurtures the well-being of all.
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Mental health is a basic universal human right. Yet many countries, communities, and even families still don’t keep this in mind or seek to improve essential services. Close to one billion people worldwide live with mental health conditions that affect their physical health, emotional needs, relationships, and livelihoods. That includes adolescents and young adults who are discovering themselves and how they want to move around in the world. In 2020, the number of people living with anxiety and depression increased by 28% in just one year since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mental health conditions shouldn’t deprive someone of their human rights or exclude them from making decisions about their health. This includes protection from mental health risks, access to acceptable and quality healthcare, and the right to freedom and inclusion within their communities. However, people across the world with mental health conditions continue to experience human rights violations, including discrimination and zero or limited access to mental health care.
The most commonly faced mental health conditions across the world include:
At Hansei Solutions, we earnestly prioritize World Mental Health Day, committing our time to assist clients in enhancing their services and actively supporting our community. This past year, we formed the MHN Coalition of the Willing to help behavioral health treatment centers educate California residents and politicians on their needs.
We also attended several events during the summer where we gave back to the community and formed lasting partnerships with organizations that truly pushed for better mental healthcare. We also participated in our own Miles for Mental Health challenge to support a recovery center for women in Southern California and teamed up with the N.O.W. Matters More Foundation for the Miles for Recovery Challenge.
Hansei Solutions truly believes in helping mental health and behavioral treatment centers expand and improve their services to help more people across the world. The more we talk about mental health and share personal stories, the more people will feel comfortable expressing their needs, and the more governments and organizations will recognize and address these needs. Call today if you want to know more about Hansei Solutions and how we help behavioral healthcare centers.
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