World Mental Health Day has been celebrated since 1992

10 de October, 2023

The World Federation for Mental Health created, in 1992, the World Mental Health Day, a date that annually marks the October 10th with the aim of combating prejudice, stigma and promoting knowledge about mental health.


This year, under the theme “Mental health is a universal human right”, the global campaign aims to place mental health within a human rights framework to reinforce the aspiration of good mental health as a fundamental human right.

The initiative aims to involve people, communities and institutions around the world, to empower the defence of the cause of mental health and its relationship with human rights.


At the Soares dos Reis National Museum, and within the scope of the parallel program to the temporary exhibition Portreto de la Animo, the celebrations of World Mental Health Day extend throughout the month of October, with various activities. The initiative has the support of the National Coordination of Mental Health Policies.


Tomorrow, at 6 pm, the talk about Art and Normality will take place, with guests António Roma Torres and Heitor Alvelos, moderated by Hugo Barreira.


On October 18th, at 6 pm, will take place the session about Art, Human Rights and Mental Health, with guests Paula Távora Vítor and António Ponte, moderated by Pedro Morgado.