Every year, as many as 800,000 people die as a result of suicide, and the overwhelming majority of these (78%) are in low- and middle-income countries.
We are lifting the silence on mental health issues and raising awareness in communities. By opening up the conversation and developing services, we are ensuring that people can find and receive the support they need.
Through our work:
- over 30,000 people are more aware of mental health issues and available support
- over 14,000 have accessed and received clinical and non-clinical support
- over 80 community health workers have been given training in mental health issues.
Mental health and wellbeing in Pakistan
More than 50 million people in Pakistan are affected by mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, yet understanding of mental health is extremely low and conditions are highly stigmatised. Services for diagnosis and care are almost non-existent and those that do exist are of poor quality.