Yet, in the Sustainable Development agenda, mental health is being more critically recognized as an important component of the global health agenda. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 3.4 [ii] aims to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment as well as promoting mental health and well-being.
While the physical, social, and economic burden of mental illness is great, mental health workers account for only 1% of the global health workforce and 45% of the world’s population lives in a country with less than one psychiatrist per 100,000 people.
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Katherine Ponte is a mental health advocate, writer and entrepreneur. She is the founder of ForLikeMinds , the first online peer-based support community dedicated to people living with or supporting someone with mental illness, and Bipolar Thriving , a recovery coaching service for caregivers and their loved ones affected by bipolar disorder.
A negative working environment, on the other hand, may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2017. More on World Mental Health Day 2017
Student mental health is a growing issue on campuses. In a 2017 Chronicle of Higher Education survey, pres-idents and student affairs leaders listed student mental health as their number one concern.1 And with good reason: data from the national Healthy Minds Study (HMS) and others reveal a high and rising prevalence
Join us in making mental health a global priority. The Federation, through its members and contacts in many countries, has responded to international mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field.