WHO – One in Eight Suffer from Mental Disorder

October 15, 2008 / No Comments

Maybe there is something in the air, or in the water. Who knows? But, WHO knows that nearly one in every eight people in the world are suffering from some sort of mental illness. World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th every year. (WHO knew that, but who knew that besides WHO?)

“We need to reinforce partnerships, accelerate efforts, scale up interventions, increase investments towards providing services to those who do not have any, and the political will to see all this through,” said Dr. Shigeru Omi, WHO’s director in the Pacific.

Programs have a list of goals:

  1. reduce poverty,
  2. achieve economic independence
  3. empowerment for women,
  4. reduce malnutrition,
  5. iincrease literacy and education,
  6. empower the underpriviledged
  7. contribute to the prevention of mental and substance use disorders and
  8. promote health.

First steps in promoting health is to get rid of pollutants says GreenPacks. What do you say?