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Mental Health for All

11 August 2016

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide.

In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach -- training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.

Do you think our society fully appreciates the role mental health plays in our well being?

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