Every $1 invested in mental health yields $4 of value
Mental disorders affect up to 450 million people worldwide, and depression alone is one of the leading causes of disability. Stigma, inadequate funding, and poor healthcare systems prevent people from accessing much-needed treatment.
This in turn has serious economic consequences, costing the global economy some US$2.5 trillion per year, an amount that is expected to increase to US$6 trillion by 2030. Yet funding for critical interventions remains scarce. Mental health is allocated less than two percent of health spending in most low- and middle-income countries.
Without action now, the social and economic impact of mental illness in the coming years will be huge.
A recent study found that every $1 invested in #mentalhealth yields $4 of value.
Source: Skoll World Forum