Today is the World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues around the world. Here are 4 striking infographics that will help raise awareness about this issue, which is a leading cause of stigma and suicides in India.
1. India is the most depressed country in the world according to a WHO study.
2. India has only one psychiatrist for every 343,000 people.
3. Like much of India’s public-health system, mental health care is under-funded.
4. Shocking data on the number of people who committed suicide due to mental illness.