Mental healthcare

It is estimated that every fourth inhabitant of the planet has mental problems. There are different statistics on millions of people suffering from depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, etc. Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide, and 20 of them try the same thing, or there is an indication of something like that.


Of the most common diseases of modern times, mental disorders are at the top with 35%, ahead of cardiovascular diseases 33%, cancer 18%, chronic respiratory diseases 10% and diabetes 4%. It seems that the world we live in is facing a mental disorder globally, and we can contribute to reducing that problem. Cooperation at all levels is necessary and the following five priorities are considered.

1. Promote multi-stakeholder collaboration to advance local, national and global efforts in favour of good mental health

2. Create policies that ethically frame and guide the use of new technologies and data for early diagnosis and prevention of mental ill health

3. Improve care pathways and insurance schemes for treating specific mental disorders by defining and adopting standards of care

4. Improve care pathways and insurance schemes for treating specific mental disorders by defining and adopting standards of care

5. Increase the number of mental health specialists and train non-specialists to deliver mental healthcare at the community level


No health without mental health.

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