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.More on mental health in the WHO European Region
Top storyCountry-by-country profiles on national health situation relaunched
The first in a series of publications providing in-depth analyses of the health situation in Member States has been launched, focusing in its first edition on Greece. Written in collaboration with ministries of health, the new series is based on Health 2020 indicators and provides insights into performance against Health 2020 targets and into implementation. Reports on Slovenia and the Republic of Moldova are forthcoming.
- Country-by-country profiles on national health situation relaunched
- 30 field workers complete trainings on mental health detection and referral in emergencies
- The future of the social perspective in mental health care
Key policyThe European Mental Health Action Plan
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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.
Life in the institution