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World Mental Health Day 1998

World Mental Health Day 1998 was observed in six continents and called attention to the fact that people with mental illness cannot be discriminated against in Sabah. A proclamation to adapt the principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and for the improvement of mental health care was organised by the Sabah Mental Health Association to observe World Mental Health Day.

[ World Mental Health Day 1998 ]

The right honorable Chief Minister of Sabah, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Bernard G. Dompok signed the proclamation for the observance of Mental Health Day, which had as its theme "Human Right and Mental Health" on the 10th october 1998 at the Sutera Pan Pacific Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.



Basically, Human Right and Mental Health are often closely linked in the following ways:

The following includes rights listed in the "Resolution and Decisions" adopted by general assembly of the United Nations:

The eight Annual World Mental Day will be held on 10 October 1999. The theme will be "Ageing and Mental Health" in observance of the United Nation’s International Year of older persons toward a society for all ages.

As was in 1998, the Sabah Mental Health Association is recognised in the list of endorsers. We invite local organisation which may wish to collaborate and assist us in our planning.

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