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Blog Post Examines Global Burden Of Mental Illness

Humanosphere: Visualizing the most neglected disease: Mental illness
In a guest post, Amy VanderZanden, a communications data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), discusses the global burden of mental health disorders, which “made up virtually the same proportion of disability in the population in 2010 (just under 23 percent). … While mental illness remains perhaps one of the most neglected of diseases … we are starting to see momentum in the movement to make mental illness a higher global health priority” (11/25).