Governments Must Address Social, Economic Factors Contributing To Mental Illness, U.N. Special Rapporteur On Right To Health Says

The Guardian: Austerity and inequality fueling mental illness, says top U.N. envoy
“Austerity, inequality, and job insecurity are bad for mental health and governments should counteract them if they want to face up to the rising prevalence of mental illness, the U.N.’s top health envoy has said. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian to coincide with a hard-hitting report to be delivered to the U.N. in Geneva on Monday, Dr. Dainius Pūras said measures to address inequality and discrimination would be far more effective in combating mental illness than the emphasis over the past 30 years on medication and therapy…” (Rice-Oxley, 6/24).