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World Mental Health Day

October 10 2006

World Mental Health Day celebrated on 10 October. This year it is held under the motto: "Above awareness - lower risk of suicide and mental illness."

The purpose of Mental Health Day - Reducing the prevalence of depressive disorders, Alzheimer's disease, drug addiction, epilepsy, schizophrenia and mental retardation. At the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health indicated it since 1992.

Recall that Russia ranks second in the world in the number of suicides - 36.1 suicides per 100 thousand inhabitants (in the first place - Lithuania). The most at risk of suicide in people aged 45-55 years, adolescents and men.

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