TYO Recommends: October 12


This week marked three very important days. In our TYO Recs this week we provide a recap.

October 10, 2012 - World Mental Health Day

Psych Central held a Mental Health Blog Party to commemorate the day. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an international effort to increase access to a wide variety of effective and affordable treatments and remove the social stigma attached to the illness.

October 11, 2012 - Day of the Girl

Sponsored by the UN, the first annual Day of a Girl is a movement to speak out against gender bias and advocate for girls’ rights everywhere. The day promoted awareness of many girls empowerment issues and particularly the issue of child marriage.

October 13, 2012 - World Sight Day

Saturday marks World Sight Day. TYO friends, American Charities for Palestine, are holding a campaign to give the gift of sight to Palestinian children.