World Mental Health Day Celebration
World Mental Health Day Celebration

World Mental Health Day was celebrated in Kathmandu. UMN, as secretariat
of the National Mental Health Network- Nepal, helped to organise this
event. The theme for this year was “Depression: A Global Crisis”.
Mental Health is a neglected issue in Nepal and within the health
services. In order to draw attention to these issues a morning rally
started from Bhadrakhali. More than 600 people from various mental
health organisations, nursing colleges and counseling centers walked
together chanting slogans to Basantapur Durbar Square. Then a formal
programme with speeches, poem, song and a drama was held where Minister
of Health and Population, Mr. Rajendra Mahato, was the chief guest.
Some of the Thapathali UMN staff also participated in the rally and mass

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