Mental health worldwide

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Statista dossier on mental health worldwide

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning mental health and illnesses worldwide. This document provides information on mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder, as well as figures concerning mental health treatment and government policies worldwide.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Leading health problems worldwide 2018

    • Number of people globally with mental health disorders as of 2017

    • Percentage of world population with select mental health disorders as of 2017

    • Percentage of world population with mental health disorders as of 2017, by gender

  • 2. Depression
    • Number of cases of depression worldwide as of 2015, by WHO region

    • Distribution of people with depression worldwide as of 2015, by WHO region

    • Percentage of worldwide population that had depression from 1990 to 2017

    • Percentage of worldwide population that had depression from 1990 to 2017, by gender

    • Percentage of elderly that have experienced depression as of 2017, by country

  • 3. Anxiety
    • Number of people with anxiety worldwide as of 2015, by WHO region

    • Distribution of people with anxiety worldwide as of 2015, by WHO region

    • Percentage of the population that had anxiety disorders worldwide from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of the population that had anxiety disorders worldwide 1990-2017, by gender

  • 4. Other disorders
    • Percentage of the population with bipolar disorder worldwide from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of the population with bipolar disorder worldwide from 1990 to 2017, by gender

    • Share of the population with schizophrenia worldwide from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of the population with schizophrenia worldwide from 1990 to 2017, by gender

    • Share of the population with an eating disorder worldwide from 1990 to 2017

    • Share of the population with an eating disorder worldwide 1990-2017, by gender

    • Deaths from eating disorders worldwide from 1990 to 2017

  • 5. Treatment
    • Frequency adults worldwide visited a mental health professional 2018

    • Global mental health workforce rate per 100,000 population by type 2017

    • Mental health workforce density by world region 2017

    • Mental health workforce density by income group 2017

    • Rate of mental facility hospital beds by world region 2017

    • Rate of mental hospital beds worldwide in 2017, by region

    • Rate of mental health hospital admissions by region 2017

    • Duration of stay in mental hospitals worldwide in 2017, by region

    • Treated prevalence of select metal disorders worldwide in 2017, by income group

  • 6. Suicide
    • Increased risk of suicide for select mental health disorders worldwide as of 2015

    • Countries with the highest suicide mortality rates worldwide 2016

    • Number of suicides in selected countries by gender 2015

    • Assumed male suicide rate vs. reality in select countries worldwide as of 2017

    • Assumed female suicide rate vs. reality in select countries worldwide as of 2017

  • 7. Government policy
    • Government mental health expenditure per capita worldwide in 2017, by region

    • Share of mental health programs worldwide by main type 2017

    • Countries with stand-alone mental health policy/plan by region 2017

    • Countries with updated mental health policy/plan by WHO region 2013

    • Countries complying mental health policy and human rights instruments 2014-2017

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