Resolution on Global Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
We are committed to raising awareness and seeking solutions regarding the crisis in mental health and substance use disorders.
Indeed, the numbers are staggering:
- 1 in 4 people at some point in their lives will be affected by mental or neurological disorders.
- About 450 million people are now struggling with their mental health and/or addictions.
- Mental health disorders are among the world’s leading causes of disability and ill-health.
- The treatment gap between those who need care and those who actually receive it is estimated at 76–85% for low- and middle-income countries and 35–50% for high-income countries.