An invisible crisis: developing countries remain ill-equipped to tackle mental health

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Research shows there is a fourfold return on investment for every dollar spent on treating depression and anxiety, the most common mental health conditions, making spending on the issue a great investment for both political leaders and employers, in addition to generating savings in the health sector.

Lady Gaga has penned an emotional essay on mental health in honour of World Mental Health Day.

For the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal government has allocated 4.29 percent of its total budget for health and population, but according to the State Minister for Health and Population Dr Surendra Kumar Yadav, the budget is not enough to offer basic health services, let alone mental health.

The focus of this year's mental health day is on children and adolescents especially within the war-torn areas. One such discussion was held on Twitter earlier this year during May, which is considered as Mental Health Month.

A combination of issues is usually the biggest contributors to mental health among young people, says Chambers.

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Other factors identified as compounding stress in adolescents are the expanding online technologies which undoubtedly bring many benefits, but can also exert additional pressure when people feel the need to be constantly connected. For more information or professional help, visit their website.

"We have been hearing about more and more reports on student suicides, teens who have taken their own life".

As Nepal carries out its first National Mental Health Survey, some 2.2 million Nepalis, aged between 16 - 40 years, are estimated to suffer from mental health issues and the cases are rising among children, psychiatrists have warned.

"With mental and behavioral health, the lack of services means the future cost implications are even higher because people aren't even getting treatment", Bass said.

While there has been some progress, the authors urge governments to do more, writing that "mental health now receives less than 1 per cent of global aid". I think it's better when we all say "Cheers!" and 'fess up to it'.

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