World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is celebrated annually on October 10th.  The observation was founded by The World Federation for Mental Health to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize resources for individuals who need support.

Each year, The World Federation for Mental Health creates a campaign to advocate for better mental health care and make it readily accessible for people worldwide. This year’s campaign theme is ‘Mental Health Is A Universal Right.’  It aims to promote and protect universal mental health as a basic human right for everyone. The World Federation for Mental Health also hopes to engage and unify communities and organizations in driving actions that support inclusion for those affected by mental health conditions.

According to the World Health Organization, “People with mental health conditions continue to experience a wide range of human rights violations. Many are excluded from community life and discriminated against, while many more cannot access the mental health care they need or can only access care that violates their human rights”

Flushing Hospital Medical Center has implemented several initiatives to address these problems through raising awareness and providing quality mental health care and support to our community. This includes projects aimed at destigmatizing mental health services among underserved and older populations.

To learn more about the programs offered at Flushing Hospital, find out more about our outpatient mental health services, or schedule a virtual appointment, please call (718) 670-5316 to speak with our intake coordinator or call (718) 670-5562 to reach our clinic.

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