By Barbara Van Dahlen
Prevention & Treatment The importance of promoting mental health awareness worldwide has risen in the past few years thanks to global campaigns.
One in four people around the world have a diagnosable mental health condition, but the majority of those who are in emotional pain do not seek or receive care. Many of those who experience mental health challenges aren’t even aware that there are effective treatments for the conditions that cause them to suffer. Many of those most severely affected end up in jail or on the streets. Basic information about mental health conditions is still lacking, while distortions and misperceptions are common.