How Common Is Mental Illness In The World?

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Mental health and substance abuse disorders affect 13% of the world’s population. That number could increase as people around the globe shelter in place to adjust from a new normal amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has been happening since September 2014 with most cases coming from Saudi Arabia but now affecting countries across Europe, Asia Pacific Region including Australia. In our national survey on mental illness after witnessing how close some communities have become during this time, we found out about 59 percent felt their condition worsen due to more limited resources available than before such outbreaks became so common while 31 percent said things went back up following major events like elections where there is conversation or action relative those experiencing challenges dealing daily life tasks.

What is mental illness?

Mental illnesses are a very common condition, affecting more than 5% of the population. There are two types: those without any mental illness (AMI) and those who have serious disorders like Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder.

Mental health problems can often be difficult to identify because they don’t always show symptoms in the beginning stages; however, their effects will most likely be seen later on if left untreated for too long so it’s important that you seek help as soon as possible. 

Who is at risk from mental disorders?

The various factors that affect mental health are not only individual but also social and cultural. The environment in which we live can have lasting impacts on how our thoughts, emotions, or behaviors develop into an illness over time if it’s lacking certain resources necessary for stability like access to adequate housing with appropriate services; having no sustainable income due could lead someone down a path towards poverty where there is little hope of recovery while simultaneously being exposed daily (or even hourly)to environmental hazards such as pollution which will make them more susceptible at any point during childhood development leading them towards developing depression when all this adversity occurs.

Mental health in numbers

1 in 5 people affected by conflict is estimated to have a mental disorder. The numbers are staggering, and it’s no wonder that one-third of all low-income countries do not provide treatment for those who need it–75%. In fact, 1 billion humans live with an illness today, and 3 million die annually from substance abuse disorders alone. Every 40 seconds another soul leaves this world because they’ve chosen suicide as their means out; every day we lose someone precious due to something going untreated.

Mental health disorders account for a number of the leading causes of disability in established market economies, such as America and worldwide. These include: major depression (also called clinical), manic-depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder 

Mental illness is not something that only affects those who suffer from it but also family members or loved ones around them with chronic illnesses.