Not World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day.

I’m not really a fan of these token, one off, ‘awareness raising’ Days. I’m not overly convinced that they actually do much to raise awareness of the issue concerned over the other 364 days of the year. Which would be necessary in order to actually make a difference to the people or issue the Day is targeted at. Which should be the whole point shouldn’t it?

Every day should be World Mental Health Day.

As someone with mental health problems, which seem to be dominating my life at the moment, I’m going to observe World Mental Health Day by taking a day off from mental health.

I’m going to observe these Days instead. Which should be observed every day too.

In the hope that at some point in the future, we won’t have to observe any of them.

 

 

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women –  Met Rules out Compensation for Family of Rachel Nickell

 

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia Protesters attack Police at Belgrade Gay Pride Parade

 

International Day of Peace Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan on the Rise

 

World Water Day Dirty Water Killed Beauty’s First Child

 

Universal Children’s Day 400 Nigerian Children die from Lead Poisoning

 

World AIDS DayAIDS Orphan Tourism Worry

 

World Hospice and Palliative Care DayKenya in Urgent Need of Palliative Care Services

 

World Day against Child LabourMore Work Needed to end Child Labour in Cocoa Industry

 

World Day of Social JusticeEquality and Human Rights Commission Highlights Discrimination in Britain

 

World Animal DayActivists Raise Thousands to Shame Super Dairy’s Backers

 

International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeoplesUS Envoy Disappoints Papuan Activists by Not Probing Abuses

 

World Malaria DayMalarial Drugs Stolen from Africa’s Poorest

 

International Day of Older PersonsElderly Care Home Residents Died after Severe Neglect

 

International Women’s DayCanadians Help Fight for Defiled Girls in Kenya

 

International Day against Stoning Iran: Sakineh’s Children ask Italy for Asylum

 

World Day against the Death PenaltyTexas Judge to Examine if Executed Man was Innocent

 

International Day against Torture MPs seek Ministers’ Role to be Included in Torture Inquiry

 

International Day against Police BrutalityPolice in Australia Taser Unarmed Black Man 13 Times

 

International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryFamily Face Charges in Modern Day Slavery Case

 

International Day for the Eradication of PovertyOne in Five Northumberland Children Live in Poverty

 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationTen Charged After English Defence League Protest

 

World Environment DayOne Species Becomes Extinct in Britain Every Fortnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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