Here are some facts about mental health:
*The burden of mental disorders gives rise to huge social and economic consequences to individuals, their families and whole communities or populations.
*Neuropsychiatric disorders cause 1/3 of years lost due to disability worldwide and account for 13% of total disease burden.
*80% of the global burden of disease due to mental disorders is found in low- and middle-income countries.
*Among all disabilities, mental disorders are associated with the highest rates of unemployment, between 70% and 90%.
*Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
*33% of countries have no mental health budget.
*1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives.
*Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide.
*4 out of 5 people with mental disorders in developing countries don’t receive treatment.
*Almost 50% of all mental disorders begin before the age of 14.