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"What Do the Latest Mental Health Statistics Reveal?"

Updated: Feb 12

As of January 2022;

1. Global Prevalence: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 264 million people suffer from depression worldwide, and around 284 million suffer from anxiety disorders.

2. Suicide Rates: Globally, close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, according to WHO. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals aged 15-29 globally.

3. Impact on Work: Mental health issues have a significant impact on the workplace. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression costs the U.S. economy an estimated $210.5 billion per year in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and medical expenses.

4. Youth Mental Health: Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

5. Stigma: Despite progress in raising awareness, stigma around mental health issues remains prevalent. Many people still hesitate to seek help due to fear of discrimination or misunderstanding.

6. Access to Treatment: There are significant disparities in access to mental health treatment globally. In many parts of the world, mental health services are either unavailable or under-resourced.

7. Impact of COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues worldwide. Lockdowns, economic uncertainty, and social isolation have contributed to increased levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.

It's essential to note that these statistics can vary based on region, demographic factors, and the methodologies used in data collection. Mental health is a complex issue influenced by various social, economic, and cultural factors.

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