Global Mental Health Statistics

The epidemic is larger than we ever thought, and it is growing exponentially.

The human population is facing the largest health crisis in history. While people fear cancer, heart disease, ebola, or aids, the largest epidemic is mental illness. According to the World Health Organization, over 1 billion individuals suffer from PTSD, Anxiety, Addiction, and Depression. This staggering global crisis touches the lives of every human being alive today.

World Mental Illness Statistics

  • Anxiety: Over 500,000,000 suffering, 1 in 13 or 7.3% of the world’s population
  • Depression: 350,000,000
  • PTSD: 100,000,000

The Secondary Effects of Mental Illness: Trauma

  • Domestic Violence: 800,000,000 victims
  • Violence against children and its effects: 230,000,000 victims

These staggering numbers are only a small percentage of the total problem. When you include the related tragedies stemming from mental illness such as broken homes, poverty, murder, suicide, intergenerational reproduction, and addiction, the number could be well over 2 billion (⅓ of the human population).

The Root of the Problem

The issue of mental health lies at the root of virtually all other social problems. Without addressing this first, no other problems can be permanently solved. How are we going to improve the global human condition if we do not stop the cycles that cause mental illness?

Are You the One to Make this Possible?

Mental illness is the single largest problem facing humanity. Solving this epidemic is the keystone to reshaping the global human predicament and the first step in forging a better world. Be a difference-maker and join our efforts to create a new paradigm for humanity. The kind of person we need has the resources and finances that can jumpstart a truly historic philanthropic mission. Contact Hamilton by completing the form at the bottom of this page to formulate how your participation can be most effective.

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