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Experts around the globe are calling for a joint effort to tackle the world's leading cause of suffering and disability - mental health disorders.

Nearly 450 million people have mental health disorders and more than three-quarters live in developing countries.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), eight in every 10 of those living in developing nations receive no treatment at all.

Many are the survivors of infectious diseases, natural disasters and war.

In Afghanistan, most families have lost one or more member during the country's 30 years of conflict.

And it's estimated about half of Afghanis over 15 years of age have mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Outside of the country's capital Kabul there is no mental healthcare system.
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

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