Global mental health care needs urgent change: WHO

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The World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the world’s most comprehensive mental health review in more than 20 years with an action plan signed by every WHO member country to transform mental health care, according to a recent press release.

“The life of every person touches a person with a mental health condition. Good mental health translates into good physical health and this new report presents a compelling case for change,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

FILE - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, removes a protective face mask before speaking to the media at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 20, 2021.

FILE – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, removes his protective face mask before speaking to the media at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 20, 2021.” “The life of every person touches a person with a mental health condition. Good mental health translates into good physical health and this new report makes a compelling case for change,”
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“The inextricable links between mental health, public health, human rights, and socio-economic development mean that transforming mental health policies and practices can bring real and objective benefits to individuals, communities and countries everywhere. Investing in mental health is an investment in a better life and future for all.”

Nearly 1 billion people, including 14% Adolescents globallyShe lived with a mental health disorder in 2019.

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Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability, with people with severe mental health conditions dying on average 10-20 years earlier compared to the general population mostly from preventable physical illnesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated some mental health conditions, with depression and anxiety increasing by more than 25% in its first year alone.

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A depressed man at night feels lonely and useless.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated some mental health conditions, with depression and anxiety increasing by more than 25% in its first year alone.

A depressed man at night feels lonely and useless. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated some mental health conditions, with depression and anxiety increasing by more than 25% in its first year alone.
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But Many people are depressed They are not receiving treatment.

Approximately a third of high-income people with depression receive formal mental health care, but “minimally appropriate treatment” is only estimated at 3% in low-income and lower-middle-income countries.

Suicide caused more than 1% of deaths, with more than half occurring before the age of 50, but “20 countries still criminalize attempted suicide”.

“In all countries, the poorest and most disadvantaged in society are most at risk of developing mental ill health and who are also least likely to receive appropriate services,” the statement read.

despite the existence of Some progress in mental health careThe World Health Organization is hoping to speed change, noting that $2 out of $3 of scant government spending on mental health is allocated to inpatient psychiatric hospitals rather than community programmes, which are of the greatest benefit to people.

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Getting out of the house is important to your mental health.  Although some progress has been made in mental health care, the World Health Organization hopes to accelerate change.

Getting out of the house is important to your mental health. Although some progress has been made in mental health care, the World Health Organization hopes to accelerate change.
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The World Health Organization has made three general recommendations for improving mental health, including calling on governments, individuals and societies to promote the “value and commitment” of mental health and care as well as to change the “physical, social and economic characteristics of environments” that affect mental health.

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“Every country has a great opportunity to make meaningful progress towards it Better mental health for its residentsDevora Kestel, director of the World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, said.

“Whether it is developing stronger mental health policies and laws, mental health coverage in insurance plans, developing or strengthening community mental health services or integrating mental health into public health care, schools and prisons, the many examples in this report show that strategic changes can occur. Big difference.”