Monthly Archives: June 2017

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

There are three areas that play a critical role in accessing mental health care: 1) Financial Resources; 2) Stigmatization; 3) Availability of competent mental health care providers.
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By |June 19th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

The risk factors for specific mental health issues are varied and beyond the scope of this blog. The focus here are risk factors that interfere, or will interfere, with mental health and wellness.

Read Part 2 to know more about mental health problems.
Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide
Life expectancy is shortened by approximately 25 years in those with mental illness. This diminished life expectancy can be attributed to two factors: 1) Comorbid states; 2) Increased risk for suicide. […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 450 million people globally suffering from an array of mental illnesses-and the number is growing.

Read Part 1 to know what is “Mental Health”
Mental Health: The Numbers
Discussions about mental health center on three areas: 1) The presence of mental health problems and illness; 2) The treatment of mental health problems and illness; 3) Prevention of mental health problems and illness. Any discussion, therefore must begin with the incidence (number of new or newly diagnosed cases within a specified period of time) and the prevalence (number of actual cases during some specified period of time or at a particular point in time) of mental health issues, the availability of treatment, and the risk factors that are involved. […]

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