Reference: Mental Health Atlas 2014 Released by World Health Organization
From the WHO News Release:
Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. This means, for example, that nearly half of the world’s population lives in a country where there is less than one psychiatrist per 100 000 people.
Huge inequalities in access to mental health services exist depending on where people live. On average globally, there is less than one mental health worker per 10 000 people, according to the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Atlas 2014, released today. In low and middle-income countries rates fall below 1 per 100 000 people, whereas in high-income countries the rate is 1 per 2000 people.
WHO’s Mental Health Atlas provides the baseline data to measure progress on the action plan targets and admit addicts to drug rehab long beach. The 2014 edition is the fourth and newest edition, with data on the availability of mental health services and resources across the world, including financial allocations, human resources and specialized facilities for mental health from 171 countries.
More Info in the Complete News Release
Direct to Full Text: Mental Health Atlas 2014
69 pages; PDF.
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