Mental health is everyone’s business; it affects the lives of people living with mental problems, their careers, and the productivity of society as a whole. The mental health programme at WHO/Europe works with Member States and other partners to develop and implement national mental health policies and plans that reflect the WHO vision of “no health without mental health”.More on mental health in the WHO European Region
Top storyImproving the lives of people with dementia and old-age depression
In a bid to improve the lives of people suffering from dementia and old-age depression, local authorities in parts of the WHO European Region have begun combining public health and various social services to better support the active and healthy ageing of their senior communities. On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September, we highlight an initiative in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion.
- Dr Satoo’s story: treating the mental health crisis with dedication and hope
- Improving the lives of people with dementia and old-age depression
- Galvanizing action on public health response to dementia in WHO European and Eastern Mediterranean regions
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Life in the institution
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Improving mental health through integration with NCD management and preventionData and statistics on mental health
Fact sheetFact sheet - Mental health (2019)
Personal stories“I think that until a person experiences some kind of disability, they hardly know their inner, hidden qualities“.
Users and ex-users of mental health services in the WHO European Region agreed to share their personal experiences.See all personal stories
PublicationsMonitoring mental health systems and services in the WHO European Region: Mental Health Atlas, 2017 More publications
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9 out of 10 countries
The number of countries with the highest rates of suicide in the world are in the European Region.
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