Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Mental health

Mental disorders are common and burdensome. However, the resources allocated to mental health are substantially short of the needs in the vast majority of countries.

Lack of trained human resources and of infrastructure to provide services within community settings are serious barriers to access to even basic care to people with mental disorders.

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Suicide

800 000persons approximately die from suicide globally each year (one death every 40 seconds)

Suicide prevention

Financing

2.8%was the median amount of the health budget allocated to mental health in 2011

Mental Health Atlas 2011

Human resources

85 countrieshad less than 1 psychiatrist
per 100 000 population in 2011

Rate of psychiatrists and nurses

MORE MENTAL HEALTH DATA PRODUCTS

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