China struggles to rebuild mental health programs

Ma, Suzanne
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, pE89
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the efforts by China to rebuild programs on mental health. According to Suicide Research and Prevention Center director Michael Phillips, there is a small evidence on the rise of mental illnesses in China but there is a strong proof of suicide rate decline. It mentions that China failed to address the needs of the population for mental health. Senior research associate Chunling Lu says that mental health causes an indirect cost which is seen in labour market participation.


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