RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new World Health Organization (W.H.O.) survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding.
The survey was published ahead of W.H.O.’s Big Event for Mental Health – a global online advocacy event on 10 October that will bring together world leaders . . .