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 storyTraining 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.
- 30 field workers complete trainings on mental health detection and referral in emergencies
- The future of the social perspective in mental health care
- WHO/Europe meeting on mental health: community care and de-institutionalization
Key policyThe European Mental Health Action Plan
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Data and statistics
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