World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10 beginning almost 30 years ago by the World Federation for Mental Health. Each year, a new theme is selected to highlight a specific call to action regarding mental health. This year’s theme is a campaign to increase investment in mental health services around the globe entitled “Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health despite nearly 1 billion people living with a mental health disorder. Unfortunately, most people do not have access to quality, affordable mental health services and widespread stigma still exists. This unfortunate reality is apparent now, more than ever, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the stress/anxiety/grief caused by unwavering uncertainty, economic downfall, social isolation, and wide-spread illness. This year’s call to action is urging countries, agencies, and individuals to help make mental health care and support accessible for everyone. Bell Fischer Wesley Therapy and Consulting is doing its part by offering sliding scale rates for essential workers and enrolled university students – among the most vulnerable populations in our community. Call or email to learn more about these affordable rates.
To learn more about World Mental Health Day and a comprehensive list of ongoing events, visit here.
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