Poor mental health costs the world economy some US$2.5 trillion per year in reduced economic productivity and physical health. This will rise to US$6 trillion by 2030 alongside social costs and the contribution to poverty, homelessness and crime.
According to the World Economic Forum, mental illness will account for more than half of the economic burden of disease over the next two decades – more than cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases combined.
Media plays a strong influencing role in the attitudes towards people with mental health conditions. There is a need to engage more collaboratively with the media sector to develop ethical guidelines for reporting and promoting a more positive and realistic image of mental health and recovery.
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As the World Health Organization has noted, "For every $1 put into scaled up treatment for common mental disorders, there is a return of $4 in improved health and productivity."
The World Health Organisation- Five Well-Being Index (WHO-5) is a short self-reported measure of current mental wellbeing.
The measure was first introduced in its present form in 1998 by the WHO Regional Office in Europe as part of the DEPCARE project on well-being measures in primary health care.
Aiding Good Health and Well-Being
Goal 3 of the SDGs focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all; world leaders have committed to the “prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases, including behavioural, developmental and neurological disorders”, working towards the following SDG targets:
SDG 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment, promote mental health and well-being (including indicator 3.4.2 on suicide rates).
SDG 3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol (including indicator 3.5.1 on coverage of treatment interventions for substance use disorders).
SDG 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
"Many who know me would have never thought I would openly associate my career in cross-sectoral brand integrity with the sometimes undesireable
topic of "mental health".
But, I see a huge potential for responsible/impact investors to lead the way in reducing depencies on public health funding.
Since the onset of this pandemic, too many hopeful lives have been lost, and this Solveathon is our way catalyzing humanistic value to de-stigmatize #MentalHealthSPONSORHIP"
The Total Economic Impact of MURAL
MURAL commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize from using MURAL. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with MURAL, Forrester interviewed IBM as it has used MURAL for several years in different areas of its enterprise.
Celebrating Aaron Connolly & the athletes who inspire us!
FAMILY & COMMUNITY
"It was as if my son screamed 'daddy' at me - and that was enough to stop me walking in (front of a train) that moment."
Aaron Connolly tells the remarkable story of pulling himself back from the brink of taking his own life and setting up a football-based support group, Time to Tackle, with his wife Siobhan.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this video, please visit the
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FINANCE & WEALTH
George Pullen is an experienced Senior Economist with over 15 years of notable accomplishments. He found early on that studying economics and finance provided him the best tools to forecast and interpret how groups of people made decisions across fields.
Adjunct Professor, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, lead programs:
Blockchain Cryptocurrencies and the Law
Blockchain for Social Impact and Good
Subject matter expert for Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the world’s leading association for risk managers, which is dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession through education, research and the promotion of best practices globally.
"With the MentalHealthSolveathon we carefully designed an alternative format to bring together the youth and open innovation community, while allowing this sensitive topic enough space to breath and not limiting the solution space to digital solutions only. I'm sure our teams and design thinking coaches are going to make a handprint in this transitory phase in Health #SDG3."
#DIVERSITY IS POWER
As described in a statement by Dan Gillison, the CEO of the
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): “The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.”
"If we can't be equal, we can't be together"
Poonam Balan, Founder of TACTHUB