Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You might be the 1

If you are reading this in Ghana, here's a little exercise for you.
Look around you and pick 9 people at random. Does any of them exhibit signs of mental illness?
If the answer is "No", you might want to check yourself.
It turns out that 10% of the people in Gh have mild/ moderate mental disorder.
That means 1 out of every 10 people in Ghana have a mild mental disorder.

Thanks Dentaa. Your blog posts urged me to look this up.
There is hope though. The new mental health bill will promote prevention of mental illnesses as opposed to curing it like we do now.

stats source http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/country/ghana/en/

1 comment:

  1. I just did and they all seem ok. That means I`m crazy right? lol.
    You welcome. Glad I was able to nudge you to think deeply.