4 in better health and ability to work, according to a new WHO-led study which estimates, for the first time, both the health and economic benefits of investing in treatment of the most common forms of mental illness globally. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. We must now find ways to make sure that access to mental health services becomes a reality for all men, women and children, wherever they live. Yet the returns sex anxiety treatment outweigh the costs.
However, current investment in mental health services is far lower than what is needed. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group. This is not just a public health issue — it’s a development issue. We need to act now because the lost productivity is something the global economy simply cannot afford. During the events, countries which have been successful in scaling up mental health care will present the challenges they faced and how they were overcome.
South Africa, where mental health care and treatment form an integral component of the country’s re-engineered primary health care system. Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Psychiatry at Harvard University and an expert on global mental health. We need to provide treatment, now, to those who need it most, and in the communities where they live. Until we do, mental illness will continue to eclipse the potential of people and economies. Scaling up mental health services will contribute to achievement of 1 of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, endorsed at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015: by 2030, to reduce by one third premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
Do you find that you spend large periods of the day worrying? Do you often feel nervous, apprehensive or on edge? Do you feel that things are getting on top of you? Do you find it hard to relax and ‘switch off’? Do you often experience unpleasant physical sensations such as ‘butterflies’ in your stomach, muscular tension, dizziness or breathlessness? Do I have symptoms of anxiety? If you experience symptoms of anxiety it is likely that you will recognise many of the feelings, physical symptoms, thoughts and behaviour patterns described below.