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 storyWorld Mental Health Day focuses on preventing suicide across the Region
Several countries of the WHO European Region highlighted the scale of suicide around the world to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This day also ended the “40 seconds of action” campaign on suicide prevention.
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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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