Today is World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day

Written by Keshala Dias

10 Oct, 2017 | 9:00 am

Today is the World Mental Health Day.

The theme for World Mental Health Day, which is being celebrated for its 25th year today, is centered upon the theme Mental health in the workplace..

Health Ministries note that there seems to be a surge in the number of patients who fall victim to various mental health diseases.

According to the Director of the Angoda Mental Health Institute, Dr. Kapila Wickramanayake, depression appears to be the main mental disease, prevalent amongst many patients.

Dr. Wickramanayake added that a number of programmes are set to be conducted at the Angoda Mental Health Institute in line with the World Mental Health Day.

Dr. Wickramanayake also noted that mental health patients also face severe oppression as a result of stigmatisation.

This is not a fact to be laughed at or ignored, as all of us at some point will go through mental stress…

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