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.
800 000persons approximately die from suicide globally each year (one death every 40 seconds)Suicide prevention
2.8%was the median amount of the health budget allocated to mental health in 2011Mental Health Atlas 2011
85 countrieshad less than 1 psychiatrist
per 100 000 population in 2011