Mental health disorders on the rise globally

France 24

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report on Tuesday.

The “Lancet Commission” report by 28 global specialists in psychiatry, public health and neuroscience, as well as mental health patients and advocacy groups, said the growing crisis could cause lasting harm to people, communities and economies worldwide. 

While some of the costs will be the direct costs of healthcare and medicines or other therapies, most are indirect – in the form of loss of productivity, and spending on social welfare, education and law and order, the report’s co-lead author Vikram Patel said.

The wide-ranging report did not give the breakdown of the potential $16 trillion economic impact it estimated by 2030.

“The situation is extremely bleak,” Patel, a professor at Harvard Medical School in the United States, told reporters.

He said the burden of mental illness had risen “dramatically” worldwide in the past 25 years, partly due to societies ageing and more children surviving into adolescence, yet “no country is investing enough” to tackle the problem.

“No other health condition in humankind has been neglected as much as mental health has,” Patel said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 300 million people worldwide have depression and 50 million have dementia. Schizophrenia is estimated to affect 23 million people, and bipolar disorder around 60 million.

The Lancet report found that in many countries, people with common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia routinely suffer gross human rights violations – including shackling, torture and imprisonment.

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the medical journal the Lancet, which commissioned the report, said it highlighted the “shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world”.

It called for a human rights-based approach to ensure that people with mental health conditions are not denied fundamental human rights, including access to employment, education and other core life experiences.

It also recommended a wholesale shift to community-based care for mental health patients, with psychosocial treatments such as talking therapies being offered not just by medical professionals but also by community health workers, peers, teachers and the clergy.

The report was published ahead of a first global ministerial mental health summit in London this week.


5 thoughts on “Mental health disorders on the rise globally

  1. I’d say so and it’s those in government globally with the mental disorders. Anyone not in agreement with them are deemed mentally disordered; it’s an old trick.

  2. I think part of the problem is information overload.

    Humans are trying to keep up with information aided by AI that can send out so much propaganda that the human mind just simply cannot keep up with.

    And eventually. .. their brains will pop.

    That’s why you have to have balance. ..

    Take a day off….

    Just to say fk it… and try to find some clarity in sea of controlled madness.


    Enjoy yourselves. …Bitchezz..

    I’m Rick James…and…

    That’s my tin foil hat perspective.

  3. Interesting that those “Mental Issues” manifesting themselves within large swaths of the population in the last 25 years coincide with the installation of our cellular industry/CommSat infrastructure?……>SCHOOL SHOOTINGS< as well eh?….~Mass drugging of the populace……~Aerosol aerial operations…Hmmmm?….I wonder?

    This tech is VERY subtle in influencing/modulating ones emotions & mind state. Or you can be clobbered as if a 16 lb sledge hammer dropped on ya if TPTB decide to remove a "problem(s)" from their wish list with near total deniability via their "Quiet weapons for silent wars"….The only noise one hears is the ringing/beeping in the ears ya suddenly start having one day outta the blue. Your local Dr. will no doubt diagnose as "tinnitus" Dont even mention the acronym DEW if you happen to go to the emergency room for anything/sleep loss/ect, as there is a nation wide law in place that mandates they involuntarily hold you for 24 hours for a psychological evaluation….Why is that?…;)

    ..If they really want to put the screws to ya the targets receives 24 hour V2K-(Voice To Skull)- transmissions, R-emote N-eural M-onitoring, if one has any $alable talent/valuable intellectual property that can be seized & exploited, you will be EEG Heterodyned to steal that info & property silently & totally. Another vector of torture being very painful, relentless microwave/millimeter wave based-(They LOVE to hit your genitals)- D-irected E-nergy W-eaponry attacks, in order to demoralize the target & keep the person in a 100% negative environment in the hopes the target will self terminate as a means of escape….

    Add a healthy dollup of local crime/pedo ring/FBI InfraGard C-ommunity O-rganised P-olicing/Gangstalking every time the target moves about in public, subliminally influence the targets friends, income/job, family & supporting social structures to slowly, -or quickly, crumble away & its usually a sure bet the target will be hospitalized or commit suicide within a chosen frame of time. If cancer/bodily injury via harmonic frequency of an organ or bodily system being induced by this nightmare tech then the medical mafia industry can make $$$ on your slow demise as well…

    The 1st 1-2 years of this treatment are always the hardest, if ya can make it past that, being hit by all these facets of destruction, then your usually good to go for the long haul…Although, it can be INCREDIBLY exhausting @ times…Evil doesnt take a day off~Nor should you, as this is a spiritual battle waged within human bodies on this globe we all call home…

    Unfortunately, all too many good Americans have been neutralized with this very technology. An American "Velvet Holocaust" in every sense of the word….WHY have we had SO MANY of our veterans been suiciding themselves in the last 17 years?….Constant, never ending war & multiple deployments to combat zones certainly have their erosive & caustic effect all their own on the mind/soul/body, but there is another hidden element @ work here that not so readily apparent to even the most discerning of eyes….

    Bliss, fear, anger, rage, & the black hole of severe depression can all be attenuated or cranked up in equal measure in a chosen targeted area, or with a specific individual. I speak from personal experience dealing with such abominable Hivite/Khazarian Ashkenazic/Luciferian/N.W.O tactics & doctrines…~A global death cult isnt satisfied with anything less than total destruction & complete control over a chosen individual or a entire nations populace, hopes, dreams & resources….

    LiveLeak UserName: KrasnayaZvezda ~A Targeted Individuals Tale Of Life On Whidbey Island~ Account starts at bottom of LL page for chronological order…

    Be well…

    1. So many good points you make, CLR. And I especially hold up the pharmaceutical companies for poisoning millions, in both body and mind.

      “Velvet Holocaust.” Wow, I never heard that term before; how very fitting and much more appropriate than incrementalism because of its soft and alluring touch and its bread and circuses. It’s what we got: Velvet Holocaust.


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