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Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

Between 1990 and 2013, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety increased by nearly 50%, from 416 million to 615 million. Despite its enormous health, social and economic burden, mental disorders continue to be driven into the shadows by stigma, prejudice and fear. Yet, according to a new WHO-led study, every US$ 1 invested in scaling up treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of US$ 4 in better health and ability to work.

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Anvar

- Mar 27, 2020
Interesting!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Dec 10, 2019
Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

Andradiet I.J

- Nov 20, 2019
dont wait until the situation become much worse

Monir

- Apr 19, 2019
Hope to go out of shadow

Jafar

- Mar 24, 2019
Sangat Menarik

Ki

- Jul 12, 2018
Interesting information! Thanks!

Jesús Manuel

- Jul 10, 2018
Interesting information! Thanks!

Abdurazak

- Jun 16, 2018
interesting, thanks

Dr. Illakkuvan

- Sep 28, 2016
“Mental Health +Physical Wealth = Total Health”!

ESTHER

- Sep 2, 2016
Mental health is a very important aspect that is often times been overlooked. After taking a critical look at this, I discovered that other aspects of health are dependent on mental health. according to WHO's definition," Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Here, my emphasis is on MENTAL! For example, if a person is mentally ill, physical and social well-being will adversely be affected; thereby resulting in low/reduced productivity. Therefore, mental health investment is a great economic investment.
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