Mental health and suicide prevention – what can be done to increase access to mental health services in my local area?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ugnė Mickevičiūtė, 22 years old, a fourth year medical student at Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine (Vilnius, Lithuania). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Why this is the year we must take action on mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisha London, Chief Executive Officer, United for Global Mental Health & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum The global mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030. With mental disorders on […]

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content Mental illness can strike anyone at any time in their life. In fact, more than 350 million people across the world – of all ages and from all communities – suffer from depression. But […]

Mental Health Policy, a significant driver for growth

Evidence that demonstrates the impact of mental health disorders is overwhelming in modern societies. Mental illness is a primary source of distress, social fracture and financial leakages. Mental illness is all around but apparently it is a very well masked enemy… nobody seems to see it… According to WHO, mental disorders represent almost 12% of […]