India Is One of The Most Depressed Countries In The Whole World

  • India Is One of The Most Depressed Countries In The Whole World

India Is One of The Most Depressed Countries In The Whole World

Unlike costly physical illnesses like cancer, where expenses are largely hospital-based, mental health costs are often indirect, such as not being able to work. Without factoring in suicide, mental health issues are projected to reduce economic growth in both India and China by more than $9 trillion respectively between 2016 and 2030.

"The new Mental Health Strategy and the other measures we are promoting today demonstrate that our work in the area is consistently evolving and improving as we move forward".

Stigma is part of the reason why mental health services are not well developed in many countries, the report said.

The minister pointed out that the destigmatisations of mental illness would go a far way in creating a better, more caring Jamaica.

May's announcement comes a day after the National Audit Office said the United Kingdom government may be "even further away than it thought" from achieving its goal of equal access to physical and mental health services for young people.

Dr Wendy Fernander, president of the Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association, stressed the importance of having good mental health. While people brag about their medical conditions like heart disease, surgeries, ICU stays and the like, they treat a mental health problem like a guilty secret to be pushed under the carpet.

He identified harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents as a major factor causing mental illness, saying it could lead to unsafe sex, reckless driving and crimes. Societal pressures through social media, careers and finances are huge, we need mechanisms in place to be able to deal with these things appropriately when people find that they can't cope. They can also be times of stress and apprehension, however. However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful".

Also, despite the Mental Health Care Bill 2016 mandating state governments make mental healthcare affordable for all, the cost of treatment continues to be high and beyond the reach of the common man.

"Mental health is a very important issue and we should try to help young people to live happier lives without worry", said Seb, who raised more than £400 for Young Minds through a cake sale and by selling yellow headbands.

"In my time as health minister I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide, and their stories of pain and loss will stay with me for a long time", she said.

"We need to open up functional counselling centres in our institutions of learning and within the society generally".

The commission also recommends increased investment in mental health globally.