By | 01 Mar 2023 at 11:52 PM
World Teen Mental Wellness Day 2023: Date, History, Facts

World Teen Mental Wellness Day is annually observed on March 2 around the world. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the mental health issues faced by adolescents. This Day is about educating everyone and de-stigmatizing a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly prevalent. There are informative and useful resources on this topic accessible via multiple platforms.

The background of World Teen Mental Wellness Day

WHO defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can deal with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to his or her community.” It is difficult to pinpoint the exact origin of mental health, but there have been signs of it for centuries. Historically, mental health problems were frequently attributed to the supernatural and even punished in religious societies.

Over time, scientists conducted extensive research on the topic and came to a better understanding of the psyche. Since the beginning of time, progress has been made in the study of psychology and mental health. However, there is still much work to be done in terms of learning, educating people broadly, and eliminating the associated stigma. Even for those without mental health issues, mental health is an essential component of overall health. It refers to emotional health as a whole, the capacity to live a full life, and the ability to adapt to life’s changes.

Mental health issues are unfortunately prevalent among adolescents, accounting for 16% of all diseases and injuries among people aged 10 to 19. Mental health issues typically begin around age 14 and go undiagnosed and untreated. Suicide and depression are two of the leading causes of death among adolescents, and they can lead to other difficulties such as substance abuse later in life.

World Teen Mental Wellness Day initiates and continues vital discussions about mental health. People frequently fail to comprehend what adolescents experience, and the stigma associated with mental illness can discourage adolescents from seeking assistance. This day promotes open dialogue and awareness to aid adolescents around the world.

List of Important Days in March 2023


One in five Americans has experienced mental illness at some point in their lives.

41,000 Americans die by suicide annually.

Due to the stigma associated with mental health, fewer individuals receive assistance.

Early intervention with risk factors such as trauma can prevent the development of mental illness.

One in ten young adults has experienced a major depressive episode.


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