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Opening of the Art Exhibition "Mental Health in Crisis: Surviving and Thriving" (UN Headquarters, 29 October - 2 November 2018)
30 Oct 2018 -  Mental health, often forgotten, is becoming a defining issue of our time. Mental health disorders are recognised as a global problem, occasioned by a multiplicity of stressors (e.g., conflict, technology, and the fast pace of modern life) and stigma associated with seeking help for mental health support (in some countries).
It is in this light that the governments of Qatar and Nigeria, together with UNFPA and the NEEM Foundation, hosted an art exhibition and awareness talk on the issue of mental health. 
The evening featured paintings and photographs illustrating mental health issues in conflict and fragile settings and a talk on the broader issue.