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Mapping Progress on Mental Health

Mental health resources are not keeping pace with need and fail to align with human rights conventions, found the WHO's Mental Health Atlas 2017, pointing to major gaps in community-based services.

At any given time, 1 in 10 people require mental health care; yet in low-income countries there are a few as 2 mental health workers per 100,000 people; compared with over 70 in high-income countries.

Yet mental health spending shows a strong return on investment—each dollar invested in ramping up treatment for common mental illnesses yields a $4 return. By contrast, ignoring these needs could cost $1 trillion a year in economic losses. 

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