UN Prime Minister Antonio Guterres warns of “global mental health crisis”

New York, June 18: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against the “global mental health crisis” on Friday while publishing a report on mental health. “We are overcoming the global mental health crisis,” a top UN executive said in a video message, Global Mental Health Report 2022: Transforming Mental Health for All.

Nearly a billion people around the world, including millions of children and adolescents, are “in mental health,” Guterres added, adding that most are untreated. “Services may be unavailable or out of reach. The stigma also prevents people from seeking help,” he said. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for the end of violence resulting from Indian religious differences..

Guterres said people in mental health are at increased risk of physical and psychological abuse, refusal to educate and hire, and other human rights abuses. “Both human and economic costs are enormous. Depression and anxiety alone cost the global economy an estimated US $ 1 trillion annually.”

In addressing the factors that made the situation worse, Guterres said that the COVID-19 pandemic increased mental health problems, but it also gave a much deeper understanding of the importance and vulnerabilities of good mental health. He said he was connected. “Unfortunately, in most countries, mental health remains the most neglected area of ​​health policy,” the Secretary-General warned.

Guterres commented on a report produced by the World Health Organization, saying that the report is a roadmap for improving national mental health systems. “It emphasizes where improvements are needed and how to achieve them, starting in childhood and continuing throughout all stages of life. It reduces risk, builds resilience and people with mental illness. Will show you how to remove the barriers that prevent you from fully participating in society. ” “I recommend it to government and mental health stakeholders everywhere,” the Secretary-General said.

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