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Mental Health does not discriminate and can affect anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, or geographic location. People living with mental illness are also more likely to develop physical health problems and have poorer physical health outcomes, including higher rates of premature mortality.
Why Is Mental Health Important?
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability.
Suicide, the fourth cause of death.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is one of the leading causes of disability, with over 280 million cases worldwide. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in 15-29 year olds, with over 700,000 cases every year.
Why Is Self-Care Important?
Self-Care decreases the burden on healthcare systems.
Practicing Self-Care decreases the burden on healthcare systems.
It also empowers individuals in low- and middle-income countries to take charge of their own well-being, even when they lack access to general and mental health care professionals.
Mental Health Is Costing The Economy A Shocking 16 Trillion Dollars
Mental illness will cost the global economy $16 trillion in lost economic output between 2011 to 2030. That is more than cancer, diabetes, and respiratory diseases combined.
How much more would be available if we improved people’s Mental Health?