World Mental Health Day 2015
Dignity in mental health
People with mental health conditions around the world deserve to live with dignity, as thousands are deprived of their human rights. People with mental health conditions are not only discriminated against, stigmatized and marginalized but are also subject to emotional and physical abuse in both mental health facilities and the community.
On this World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, WHO is calling on all stakeholders working in mental health to ensure that people with such conditions can continue to live with dignity, through human rights oriented policy and law, training of health professionals, respect for informed consent to treatment, inclusion in decision-making processes, and public information campaigns.