The new London cast of the Emmy-award winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, officially opened a powerful new exhibition today showing the hopes and dreams lost to neglected mental health and suicide across the world.

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This World Mental Health Day, 10th of October, people around the world will be raising awareness of suicide prevention. To shine a light on the sobering statistic that every 40 seconds someone in our world dies by suicide, individuals and organisations are coming together to take 40 seconds of action. 

Both the Broadway production and North American touring cast of Dear Evan Hansen have already committed to taking action.

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Speak Your Mind campaigners are making history. Thanks to the joint efforts of Sierra Leone campaigners and the Mental Health Coalition, the Government is announcing today a review of the Lunacy Act from 1902 which has promoted the involuntary incarceration of people with mental health conditions.

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There is no health without mental health. It’s powerful to see The Lancet Commission building on this idea and arguing that there can be no development without mental health.

As a response to this, the first-ever independent monitoring and accountability mechanism for global mental health, The Countdown, has been launched at Goalkeepers today.

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Proud to announce that our title sponsor, HSBC has launched a global mental health education programme, accessible to the bank’s 238,000 employees, across 65 markets, in an ambitious move to open up the conversation about mental health in the workplace. 

The programme was announced as a Goalkeepers Accelerator at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers event in New York today.

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We’re so excited to announce the launch of our global voice petition. We held a reception at the United Nations General Assembly to start this globe mental health movement and we were proud to have the support of leaders from around the world, the cast of Dear Evan Hansen, Zak Williams, Cynthia Germonatta, young activists and so many more.

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Our global #SpeakYourMind campaign is building momentum, and today we’re excited to announce the opening of a powerful pop-up exhibition on World Mental Health Day next month.

The Museum of Lost and Found Potential, created by Speak Your Mind in partnership with HSBC, will open its doors to the public in London’s Covent Garden from 10th to 15th October. The museum reveals the stark and powerful picture of human potential that is lost globally to people, families, communities, businesses and society due to neglected mental health and suicide.

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Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, WHO and others offer a message of hope by demonstrating that suicide is preventable. The global mental health community is coming together to encourage action through #40seconds in a number of ways.

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Immediate release: 2nd June 2019: Thanks to support from Speak Your Mind partners Comic Relief and national self-help organisation in Nepal, KOSHISH, 33 people participated in the workshop from a number of mental health support organisations including KOSHISH, TPO, CMC, UMN, and WGDR. Members of six self-help group's actively participated (3 people from Bhaktapur, 1 from Lalitpur and 2 from Tanahun), sharing their energy and ideas for campaigning work in the coming months and personal experiences with mental health in a supportive environment. The workshop which was powered by United for Global Mental Health welcomed an interpreter who helped to facilitate exchanges of ideas without language barriers.

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Immediate release 29th August 2019: Grassroots campaigners from five countries around the Asia-Pacific region have come together in Indonesia this week as part of the ‘Speak Your Mind’ campaign, a new global campaign to achieve mental health for all. The campaign brings together people with first-hand experience of mental health conditions, experts and civil society organisations to call on leaders to end the neglect of mental health by increasing investment, empowerment and education.  

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The organization for Persons with Mental Health Lived Experience in Liberia, Cultivation for Users Hope (CFUH) held a high level roundtable with stakeholders in the Liberian media.

CFUH quotes the organization’s President Reverend Bill Jallah as saying that the media roundtable was the start of a sustained partnership between mental health service users and the media to promote messaging towards greater national attention and investment in Liberia’s mental health care.

The roundtable marked the launch of CFUH’s two year national level campaign aimed at impressing on national leaders and Liberia’s donor partners to increase investment and attention to the country’s mental health care system.

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Today, at the opening day of the World Health Assembly, Dr Tedros Adhano Ghebreyeus announced Cynthia Germanotta as a World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador,.

Cynthia is the President and Co-Founder of the Born This Way Foundation with her daughter Lady Gaga. Born This Way is a convening partner of the Speak Your Mind civil society campaign for global mental health. Dr Tedros is the Director-General of the World Health Organization. The World Health Assembly is the annual meeting of health ministers from around the world, hosted by the WHO.

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Grassroots campaigners from around the world have joined together to launch ‘Speak Your Mind’ this weekend, a new global campaign to achieve mental health for all. The campaign brings together people with first-hand experience of mental health conditions, experts and organisations and is calling for leaders to end the neglect of mental health by increasing investment, empowerment and education.

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As the new nationally driven and globally united Speak Your Mind campaign launches on the eve of the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed argues that it is time to act to achieve mental health for all.

She lends her support to the growing grassroots movement and draws attention to the scarcity of funds, a need for greater leadership and the end to shocking human rights abuses in her video message asking leaders to make mental health a key part of Universal Health Coverage.

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