Trijog, a 360-degree mental health wellness organisation based out of Mumbai, provided BuzzFeed with some statistics about the current state of mental health awareness in India. Here are some of the most alarming facts:
1.One out of every five Indians is suffering from a mental disorder.
2.50% of corporate India is under chronic stress.
3.A WHO report suggests that India is the most depressed country in the world.
4.The same report lists suicide as the third largest cause of death in 15-35 year olds.
5.At the moment, India spends 0.06% of its total health budget on mental healthcare.
6.Upto 50% of mental, behavioural and psychological problems have their onset during adolescence.
7.An average of 300 people – 200 men and 100 women –commit suicide every day.
8.At least 20 percent of young people experience some form of mental illness.
9.Only about one in ten people with mental health disorders are thought to receive evidence-based treatment.
10.In December 2015, it was reported that there are 3,800 psychiatrists and 898 clinical psychologists across the nation.
11.Only 43 government institutions, and less than 26,000 hospital beds are dedicated to mental health patients.