The year 2023’s World Mental Health Day offers a special chance for people to come together under the banner of “Mental health is a universal human right”. The goal is to increase understanding, information and advocacy for activities that not only celebrate mental health as a fundamental human right, but also work to protect and advance everyone’s mental health as an inalienable right.
Campaign theme of Mental Health Day 2023:“Mental health is a universal human right”
A vital human right that is available to everyone from all backgrounds and regions, is mental health. Every person has the right to the best possible level of mental health, regardless of who they are..? or where they live..?
This includes the freedom, independence, and involvement in their community as well as the right to protection from hazards to one’s mental health as well as the right to readily available, palatable, and high-quality care.
It is impossible to stress the importance of having excellent mental health in terms of our general wellbeing. The fact that one in eight people worldwide struggle with mental health issues, however it is depressing.
These issues have a significant impact on not just their mental health but also their physical health, interpersonal connections, and way of life. Notably, an increasing percentage of teenagers and young adults are struggling with their mental health, underscoring how urgent it is to address this problem.
It is crucial to stress that a person’s mental health should never be used as an excuse to violate their rights or deny them the opportunity to participate in choices affecting their health. Unfortunately, those people who have mental health issues still face numerous human rights breaches on a global scale.
Many people are disenfranchised and the targets of discrimination, while others struggle to get the necessary mental health care or even get treatment that violates their human rights.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is unwavering in its dedication to working with partners to make sure that mental health is actively promoted and safeguarded in addition to being respected. Join the World Mental Health Day 2023 campaign to learn more about your basic right to mental health as well as how to protect the rights of others.
An urgent measures are essential for enabling people to enjoy their human rights and obtain the respectable mental health treatment they are entitled to.