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RSS FeedsMental health must be made a priority for have-nots too
(WorldNews India)


5 july 2020 02:08:34

Mental health must be made a priority for have-nots too
(WorldNews India)

The national survey in 2016 conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) revealed that 13.7% of India`s population is suffering from a variety of and 10.6% of them require immediate treatment. A World Health Organization (WHO) report revealed that the suicide rate in India in 2015 was 15.7/100000, higher than the global average (10.6/100000). This remains a massive unaddressed issue. Suicide is the leading cause of death among those aged between 15 to 29 in India. Apart from suicide, other mental illnesses such as depression are on the rise in India. A study by NIMHANS in 2016 has shown that one in 20 people in India suffers from depression and the...

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