Experts Seek Global Mental Health Action Plan.

BBC News (10/10, Roberts) reports that experts from around the world “are calling for a joint effort to tackle the world’s leading cause of suffering and disability — mental health disorders.” Approximately “450 million people have mental health disorders and more than three-quarters live in developing countries.” Figures from the World Health Organization indicate that 80% of people with mental illnesses in developing countries receive absolutely no treatment. Now, however, “the Canadian government has said it will give nearly $20m (£12.5m) to support 15 new projects designed to improve mental health diagnosis and care in developing countries.”

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— “Mental health: Global effort sought, “Michelle Roberts, BBC News, October 10, 2012.

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