World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time on October 10 1992 at the initiative of Deputy Secretary General Richard Hunter. It is now observed on the same day every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
We become more powerful when we empower. So today, be with people more than being with the gadgets. Every individual can play a role by helping those who are not able to help themselves. Look around for anyone who needs mental support. Be with them. Hold their hand and bring them out of their self-created pit of darkness.
Ayurveda says that thoughts are designed to be in a constant state of movement. Depression occurs when thoughts and emotions are denied this movement. We have a choice to accept or reject a thought. Allow the negative thoughts to move on and be with the positive ones. Allowing the thoughts their natural flow helps to avoid depression.