World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
Gede Foundation joined the rest of the world to mark this day by raising awareness and addressing stigma that is associated with mental health through 1) experience sharing from those who recovered from mental illnesses and 2) community drama at Dutse Community in the Federal Capital Territory.
The Dutse community village head, Chief Haruna Gyandawe, led his constituency to partake in this event which was put together by Gede Foundation in partnership with Dutse Community support group. This is one of the series of community awareness raising activities on mental health and avenues to create community support network against stigma and discrimination.