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World Mental Health Day
Start Date 
10/10/2019
End Date 
 
Venue 
NUST School of Social Sciences and Humanities
“The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke (Bohemian-Austrian Poet & Novelist)

Our emotional, psychological and social health constitutes our mental health. It affects how we feel, think and act. World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10, to raise awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping people struggling with #mentalhealth issues to gain hope by empowering them to take action and to create lasting change. This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided to make “suicide prevention” the main theme of #WorldMentalHealthDay 2019. This year's theme is “Working together to prevent #suicide - a day for 40 seconds of action.”

Suicidal behavior has existed throughout human history, but due to several complex factors, it has increased gradually in all parts of the world and, in the past few decades, has reached alarming statistical levels. To join hands with World Health Organization (WHO) to curb suicide & to raise awareness about treatments available for the same, NUST is planning to celebrate #MentalHealthDay at NUST Islamabad campus, on October 10, 2019.

NUST will commence the day with a Silent Walk at Concordia-1 (starting from C1 and returning to S3H, Courtyard) at 12:45 pm. Mime & Lyrical Performance will take place at NUST School of Social Sciences & Humanities (S3H), Courtyard from 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm. Dr Salma Siddiqui, Head of Department (HOD), Dept. of Behavioral Sciences, NUST S3H, will address on Suicide Prevention. On this day "Food for a Cause" (food stalls to support NUST Need-based Scholarship students & to encourage student entrepreneurs), will also be available at S3H from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. At the end, students, faculty & staff will leave messages, or more specifically, "Leave a Thought," at S3H courtyard.

We invite you to join the campaign for Mental Health Day 2019 and, to make a big difference all over the world to this very important issue. For further details please visit the following link:

 

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