The price of depression

The price of depression

Under-budgeting for mental health is costing SA billions.

Grossly inadequate government spending on mental health – a disease affecting one-in-four South Africans – is costing South Africa 2.2% of its annual GDP, with 230 attempted suicides recorded daily and 48% of people living with HIV/Aids suffering from a mental health condition.

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Submitted by : Paul Osullivan of jhb on 2014-11-27 18:33:27
Mental health summits are paid for by the manufacturers of the drugs that get promoted at the summits.
Indeed, most of the drugs are invented before the mental health problem they are supposed to treat.
In short, drug companies 'invent' a large number of mental health problems. This is why we have thousands more conditions today than we had 50 years ago.


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