Let's Create a Safe Space to Talk
Our brain is like any other body part, it needs to stay healthy to be resilient. Many of us are still in a dilemma about mental health. To make people aware about mental health, we have initiated a FAQ series related to mental health. All the questions are answered by Veena Panjwani who is a Psychotherapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has her office with the name “SWAYAM – For Uncluttered Minds”.
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Mental Health Disorder Statistics of India
Over 90 Million Indians
Approximately 7.5 percent of the country’s population, suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
1 Doctor Per 100,000 People
India has 9,000 psychiatrists. The desirable number is three for every 100,000 people. This means India has a shortage of 18,000 mental health doctors.
$6.6M for Mental Health
Out of the total healthcare budget in 2018. However, India has actually spent only $650,000 annually on mental health.