Mental health

Mental ill health accounts for almost 20% of the burden of disease in the WHO European Region and mental health problems affect one in four people at some time in life. Six out of the 20 countries with the highest suicide rates in the world are in the European Region.

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Training of trainers on diagnosis and treatment of depression and suicide prevention

A workshop "Training of trainers for diagnosis and treatment of depression and suicide prevention" was conducted on 18 May 2015 in Skopje, organized by WHO/Europe, the WHO Country Office and the Ministry of Health of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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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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Personal stories

“I think that until a person experiences some kind of disability, they hardly know their inner, hidden qualities“.

Some users and ex-users of mental health services in the WHO European Region agreed to share their personal experiences.

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