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MemberMarch 14, 2021 at 8:10 am35Level 1
According to an estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illness makes about 15% of the total disease conditions around the world. The same estimate also suggests that India has one of the largest populations affected by mental illness.
As a result, WHO has labelled India as the world’s ‘most depressing country’. Moreover, between 1990 to 2017, one in seven people from India have suffered from mental illness ranging from depression, anxiety to severe conditions such as schizophrenia, according to a study.
It is no exaggeration to suggest that the country is under a mental health epidemic. But people will still make it a taboo topic to talk about.