Mental health

Depression is common. More than 350 million people across the world – of all ages and from all communities – suffer from depression. In collaboration with WHO, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression". The video resonates with millions of people and has recorded more than 5.5 million hits till the end of April 2015. Depression was described as a “black dog” like phenomenon constantly weighing down on the mind by former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Latest publications

Mental Health Atlas 2014

With data from 171 of WHO’s Member States, Mental Health Atlas 2014 provides a comprehensive overview of mental health policies, plans and services worldwide.

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

The ‘First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia’ fostered awareness of the public health and economic challenges posed by dementia and a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Member States and stakeholders.

WHO MIND Project