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BasicNeeds – Mental Health and Development

BasicNeeds believes that mental health is a right, not a privilege. For millions of mentally ill people around the world, this is not the case. For them, mental illness is a world of poverty, stigma and isolation. BasicNeeds transforms lives by working with mentally ill people so that together, we can build a world that mentally ill people feel proud to live in.  Read more…

To date BasicNeeds has transformed the lives of 602,529 people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members globally.Learn more…

 

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BasicNeeds Annual Impact Report 2013

Participatory data analysis

We are pleased to announce that BasicNeeds has transformed the lives of 216,440 beneficiaries including people with mental illness and epilepsy, their carers and family members in 2013 and a total of 602,529 since our foundation in 2000. We currently work in 12 countries providing people with mental illness and epilepsy the opportunity to access… Read more

The silver lining to the scourge of mental ill health

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There are an estimated 450 million people worldwide with mental health disorders. Three quarters of them live in developing countries, and at least 85% of those are not receiving treatment. Even where treatment is provided, it often falls far below minimum acceptable standards, particularly when affected families are struggling with severe poverty. The impact of… Read more

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