Access to health care has been top of mind for many months now as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on — but just as important, particularly in the midst of the pandemic, is the need for investment in mental health services.

October 10th is a day for continued global mental health awareness, education and advocacy. The focus for 2020 being Mental Health For All.  The first WMHD was in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

On this day, supporters gather to create more awareness and attention towards mental health, mental illness and mental wellness. Mental health conditions affect the lives of many around the world daily. There continues to be an increasing need to continue to provide information on coping strategies and information for emotional wellness.

Join the #LighjtUpPurple campaign and see how you can taken action and find resources on mental health and wellness. If you require further information or can help in any way, check out  or email to

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