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Global Community Must Address Mental Health, Epilepsy

Huffington Post: The True Price of Mental Health and the Low-Cost Solution
Olivia Davies, development officer at BasicNeeds

“[There is] a distinct lack of funding or recognition for the vast problem of mental illness and epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries. This is a travesty, really, considering that of the 450 million people suffering from mental illness and epilepsy in the world, over 75 percent of them live in the developing world. … [U]ntil we trumpet mental health and epilepsy on the global agenda, developing countries may never be able to fully pull themselves out of the legacy of debt that these illnesses leave behind…” (4/17).

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