Mental health and substance use

Our goal is to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, enhance recovery, promote human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for people with mental disorders

Mental health data and trends

Data and statistics

Learn important information about mental health and substance use, and what our countries are doing to deliver adequate care and treatment.

Mental health campaigns

Campaigns

Get involved in these global campaigns, to help us reduce stigma, discrimination and exclusion, improve mental health, and promote social participation.

Mental health in emergencies

Mental health in emergencies

1 in 5 people living in an area affected by conflict has a mental disorder. People desperately need mental health support in emergencies.

People suffering from mental health and substance use disorders rarely get the treatment and care they need to become productive members of society

Dare to care?

WHO recommends key strategies and interventions for promoting, protecting and restoring the health and well-being of people suffering from mental health and substance use disorders.

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Mental health action plan 2013–2020

Mental health action plan 2013–2020

The action plan provides countries with specific actions to improve mental health and achieve a set of global targets.

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Mental health gap action programme (mhGAP)

Mental health gap action programme (mhGAP)

The mhGAP provides non-specialists with evidence-based guidance to better identify and manage priority mental health conditions.

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What we do

What we do

We work with different sectors to strengthen their response to addressing mental, neurological and substance use disorders.

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