October 10 is celebrated as World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for 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.
In India, mental health has always been a taboo-topic. However, with many prominent personalities speaking up about their personal struggles with mental health issues, there is more awareness around the subject now. Find out more about some of the celebrities who have promoted the cause of mental health awareness here.