mental health in India

The Problem of Mental Illness in India’s Population


Author: Staff Reporter

Issue: Healthcare Perspectives (108)

Date: 1st May, 2018



Mental health issues remain unreported over most of India. According to a 2017
World Health Organization (WHO) Report, major or minor mental illnesses
requiring expert intervention is 7.5 per cent of India’s population. Also, estimates
show that of roughly 60 million people with mental illnesses, about 90 per cent are
currently not receiving treatment in India.


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