MHF Module: Investing In Mental Health
Mental Health Worksheet
Research mental health in a a country other than the United States.
An example of a mental heath problem is provided below.
The population of England is 52,234,000 and the sex ratio (men per hundred women) is 97 (Office of National Statistics, UK, 2011). The proportion of the population under the age of 18 years is 22% and the proportion above age 60 is 22% (Office of National Statistics, UK, 2011). The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has an approximate area of 245 thousand square kilometers (UNO, 2008). The life expectancy at birth is 77 years for males and 82 years for females (UNO, 2005-2010). The healthy life expectancy at birth is 71 years for males and 82 years for females (UNPD, 2010). It is in the High income group (based on 2010 World Bank criteria). The total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product is 9.36% and the per capita government expenditure on health (PPP int. $) is $2457.0 (WHO, 2006). The suicide rate for males is 10.1 per 100, 000 population and for females is 2.8 per 100, 000 population. Neuropsychiatric disorders are estimated to contribute to 31.4% of the global burden of disease (WHO, 2008).
Select a country and a mental health issues within that contry. Then compose a 150- to 200- word description of the probem ( in the box provided below). Be sure to include an outline of the mental health problems that exist in the country you chose and how mental health is being promoted or how it might be promoted.
In Great Britain there has been a regular health plan and budget in place for years. Over the years they progress thru research as America does. They are in the high income group which is the countries that are wealthy and essentially in the GREEN, they have the funds to provide surplus of care for their citizens. This is a great example of european health care and social...
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