World Mental Health Day: Why is it commemorated today?

The study evaluated the impact of pandemic in clinical depressive problems and anxiety, divided by age, sex and location in 204 countries and territories in 2020 and resulted in the Depression increased by 28% and anxiety by 26% in 2020, according to the AFP news agency.

An interesting fact to highlight is that, according to the document, women were more affected than men, and the younger more than the old.

It also indicates that the countries most affected by pandemic in 2020 they were the ones that suffered the greatest increase in the prevalence of mental problems.


The consultant Ipsos carried out between February and March a study for the World Economic Forum whose results indicate that in the Argentina, anxiety was one of the main symptoms suffered as a result of the pandemic.

According to that survey, 46% of Argentines consider that their mental health worsened due to the pandemic.

The campaign slogan for this World Mental Health Day 2021 it is “Mental health care for all – let’s make it happen”.

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