Mental Health is a major part of the global disease burden, but more needs to be done to make sure support, treatments and policies are in place. That’s according to a series of articles, published in The Lancet, which have looked at this very topic. The audio news team went to meet some of the authors:
Graham Thornicroft, of Kings College London, who talked about the size of the problem;
Vikram Patel, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who discussed measures to take and choices that need to be made;
and Shekhar Saxena, from the World Health Organisation, who has calculated the costs involved.