How do mental disorders affect those in Unreached People Groups--and other vulnerable groups? Is the mission/aid community, like other social sectors and governmental bodies, focusing adequate resources on identifying and helping the millions of people who struggle with psychological conditions? Yes, No, or Probably?!
World Health Organization, October 2009 http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/mental_health/en/index.html
Global Mental Health Statistics—The Quick Overview
WHO estimates (2002):
**The mhGAP Intervention Guide for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders in Non-Specialized Health Settings is a technical tool developed by WHO to help health care providers who are non-specialists manage primary conditions like depression, psychosis, bipolar disorders, epilepsy, developmental and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents, dementia, alcohol use disorders, drug use disorders, self-harm/suicide and other significant emotional or medically unexplained complaints. It is a model guide to be adapted for national and local needs.