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11 Shocking Facts About Mental Health India Needs To Address Right Now

A WHO report suggests that India is the most depressed country in the world. It's time we paid more attention.

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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:


4. The same report lists suicide as the third largest cause of death in 15-35 year olds.

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What makes this more alarming is the fact that the 15-35 age group accounts for around 50% of India's population.

7. An average of 300 people – 200 men and 100 women –commit suicide every day.

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The leading causes of suicide include family problems, illness and marital issues. In 2014, there were a total of 1,09,456 official suicides reported.


8. At least 20 percent of young people experience some form of mental illness.

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That's one in every five youngsters.

The most common reported illnesses are depression, mood disturbances, substance abuse, suicidal behaviours, and eating disorders.