3.1 million Ghanaians are suffering from mental disorders, 16,000 cases severe

GHANA – According to data from the WHO and the Ghana Mental Health, it is established that 41 percent of Ghanaians have psychological distress termed either as mild, moderate or severe and this costs the nation 7 percent GDP loss. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10 percent of the population of Ghana has one form of mental disorder or the other. Thus, with an estimated 31 million population in Ghana, they have an estimated 3.1 million with mental disorders. “The Mental Health Authority did a rapid assessment, a…

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