At today’s meeting of the bishops of Serbia, the director of Caritas Serbia Rev. Ivica Damjanovic presented the campaign on the occasion of marking October 10th, World Mental Health Day. By being photographed with the slogan “It can happen to anyone”, the bishops of Serbia supported this year’s anti-stigma campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting mental health and combating the stigmatization of people with mental disorders.
Around 450 million people worldwide live with a mental disorder. Two thirds of them never ask for help, because they are ashamed and fear a brutal reaction to the society.