Since 1948, April 7th has been recognized and celebrated as World Health Day around the globe. The goal since its inception has been to shed light on specific, important health issues bringing awareness and information to people in every nation.
The Atlanta Center for Mental Health participates in this celebration as we strive to bring awareness to the mental health epidemic that hundreds of millions of people face globally. We serve those in our community to be free from mental health struggles to live the lives they want in recovery. Find out how you or someone you love can receive mental health treatment by calling 833.625.0458.
Health Topics of World Health Day
World Health Day is an opportunity for medical professionals, mental healthcare advocates, and other health professionals to bring attention to the challenges that many people face, often alone, suffering in silence. Each year, the World Health Organization focuses on educating the public about a specific health topic, its risks, signs, symptoms, and treatment options.
Some of the many topics of past World Health Day celebrations have included:
- Support for nurses and midwives
- Universal health coverage
- Diabetes prevention
- Food safety
This year’s event focuses on “Building a fairer, healthier world.” This covers all aspects of health and healthcare inequities that plague many people, preventing them from receiving adequate and necessary treatment. Unfortunately, although it is the right of all people to have equal access to good healthcare, it is not a reality for many. It is unfair but preventable with education, the support of lawmakers, companies, and governments. Everyone one of us can be an advocate for quality healthcare around the world.
How You Can Get Involved in World Health Day
Good healthcare is not the responsibility of only those in the medical profession. We all have the responsibility of ensuring that we are aware of good practices and have access to appropriate programs and services for ourselves and our families.
World Health Day organizers hope to turn people’s attention toward critical issues that affect millions of people beyond just this one day. It is about spreading the word and educating ourselves and others about the risks of mental health disorders, making healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone, and promoting positive behaviors to ensure good health every day of the year.
Each of us can participate in our own small way to draw attention to those issues that matter through social media platforms, communicating to policy-makers and politicians, organizing activities and events to bring awareness, education, and acceptance to communities.
Discover More at the Atlanta Center for Mental Health
Mental health is a critical area of focus for the World Health Organization and World Health Day. For many, mental health disorders carry stigmas of inadequacy, shame, embarrassment, and fear. These negative attitudes prevent many people from receiving the care and treatment they need to live happy, successful lives. By bringing awareness and education to others around us, we can help dispel the myths and negative attitudes about mental health challenges and guide those who struggle to seek the treatment that will get them on the road to recovery.
Recovery is more than a possible outcome but a likely reality for those who suffer. It can only occur if you are ready and willing to receive help. For many, the awareness that help is available is all they need to get the process started. Let the experienced mental health professionals at the Atlanta Center for Mental Health guide you or a loved one down the road to recovery. We offer a broad range of therapy options at our residential mental health center, including: