World Mental Health Day 10/10/2020

Talking about mental health does not need to be a taboo subject anymore or something we should be ashamed of . In fact , it’s something we need to be able to openly talk about more and get the right help. Covid-19 has led to more and more social isolation, people grieving over the loss of loved one , increased poverty and much much more - we need people to talk about mental health, get the right help they need and get this on the global agenda.

Did you know?

  • Close to one billion people have a mental disorder and anyone, anywhere, can be affected.

  • Depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents and adults.  

  • 1 in 5 children and adolescents has a mental disorder.

  • People with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia tend to die 10-20 years earlier than the general population.  

  • Suicide is claiming the lives of close to 800 000 people every year  ̶  1 person every 40 seconds  ̶- and is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29 years.

  • On average, countries spend less than 2% of their national health budgets on mental health.

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