World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is celebrated every October 10th as the momentum to increase the awareness of the public about mental health issues and trigger the mental health movement.
In 2021, we celebrate WMHD with the theme of Quarter Life Crisis.
World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This definition emphasizes that mental health is an integral and essential component of health.
Mental health is crucial for humans to think, show emotion, interact, seek a job, and enjoy life. Hence, the promotion, protection, and prevention of mental health issues are considered vital for everybody.
In 2017, it is estimated that 10,7% of the world population has experienced mental health issues. In Indonesia alone, mental health patients reach an astronomical number of 27,3 million people, with 6% of the population suffer mild mental illness and 0,17% suffer from severe mental illness.
In general, an individual of 20-30 years old will face a huge leap in their life, such as a new job, marital status, and mindset change into a more mature one. This condition makes someone at their peak of the maturation process and starts to question their life. They will doubt their own choice, be confused about what they are now, starts wandering past, and question their future. If one cannot overcome it, an emotional problem will occur. An emotional crisis that happened in the individual over 20 years old is called a quarter-life crisis. This is overburdened with the condition of the endless COVID-19 pandemic.
This campaign aims to increase the awareness of Indonesian people, especially 20-30 years old young adults and medical students, about the Quarter Life Crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic and its prevention. This is also a CIMSA actualization of CIMSA policy statements and CIMSA Program: Non-Communicable Diseases.