World Mental Health Day 2023 - October 10
Mental health is a universal human right
This year’s event represents a global commitment to raise awareness of mental health and advocate for it as a universal human right. Everyone should have the right to live a life with dignity, equity, equality, and respect, and this includes people with mental health conditions. Yet, in the Region of the Americas, stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations continue to persist.
In many countries of the Region, people with mental health conditions do not have access to quality services, they are subjected to coercive practices, inhumane treatment, and in some cases abuse – even in healthcare settings, where they should be protected.