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World leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates intend to come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health on October 10, World Mental Health Day.WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health is focused on the urgent need to address the low level of investment in mental health. Nearly 1 billion people have some mental disorder, and 3 million people lose their liveseach year to the harmful use of alcohol.One person dies every 40 second by suicide. At present, billions of people around the world are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is further affecting people’s mental health.The Big Event is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast on World Mental Health Day from 16:00-19:00 CEST on WHO’s online channels and website… (WHO, October 1, 2020)...
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