Mental Health

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On World Mental Health Day, The Lancet released a new report calling for radical action to end stigma and discrimination in mental health.


  • The report was the result of the labours of the new Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health.
  • According to the report, 90% of people living with mental health conditions feel negatively impacted by stigma and discrimination.
  • Further, 80% said stigma and discrimination can be worse than the condition itself.
  • Additionally, 90% of those surveyed felt that media could play a major role in reducing stigma.
  • As per the commission, stigma can “cause social exclusion and disempowerment of people with mental health conditions leading to discrimination and human rights violations, including problems in accessing healthcare, challenges in securing employment, and increased likelihood of health complications leading to early death”.


Source : The Hindu