World Mental Health Day

News in Brief 10 October 2017 (PM)

Continued fighting, airstrikes, threaten thousands in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zour

The UN voiced continuing alarm over the impact of fighting and airstrikes on civilians in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zour governorate on Tuesday.

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World Mental Health Day highlights psychological first aid in crises

Approximately one in 10 people worldwide suffered from a mental disorder over the past year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

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Mentally ill entitled to lives of dignity

Those suffering from mental illness should be empowered to live lives of dignity.  That’s the focus of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which will be commemorated globally on Saturday.

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