World Mental Health Day is run by the World Federation for Mental Health and takes place on 10 October each year. It was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992
The theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.
This theme was chosen by a global vote including WFMH members, stakeholders and supporters because the world is increasingly polarized, with the very wealthy becoming wealthier, and the number of people living in poverty still far too high. 2020 highlighted inequalities due to race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and the lack of respect for human rights in many countries, including for people living with mental health conditions. Such inequalities have an impact on people’s mental health.