Mental health disorders– such as depression, anxiety, addiction, schizophrenia and neurosis – have a serious impact on health: they contribute up to 13% to the global burden of disease (WHO-2008). Low- and middle-income countries of South Asia especially Bangladesh experience a higher burden of mental disorders, and yet mental health conditions are often not perceived as serious health.
Now lets see the Mental Health services in Global Health perspectives:
According to the GLOBAL MAPPING OF ACCESS TO SERVICES (WHO-ATLAS-2005)
Europe received highest mental health services (45.6%),where western Pacific Areas (44/4%), America (19.0%), Africa (4.3%) but South Asia (0.0%)
That is in terms receiving mental health services in South Asia including Bangladesh is so insignificant that it is rounded off 0.0%. Our mental Health facilities, services, social stigma to mental, ignorance, lack social awareness are especially responsible factors. Overall medical health services in Bangladesh is satisfactory. However, those who work in Medical Atmosphere also hardly care about the mental fitness. Until and unless we are aware of mental health and possess a sound mental health personally and nationally. We can not expect our out utmost development.