World in mental health crisis of ‘monumental suffering’, say experts

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World in mental health crisis of ‘monumental suffering’, say experts

Lancet report says 13.5 million lives could be saved every year if mental illness addressed

Every country in the world is facing and failing to tackle a mental health crisis, from epidemics of anxiety and depression to conditions caused by violence and trauma, according to a review by experts that estimates the rising cost will hit $16tn (£12tn) by 2030.

A team of 28 global experts assembled by the Lancet medical journal says there is a “collective failure to respond to this global health crisis” which “results in monumental loss of human capabilities and avoidable suffering.”

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