Mental health status of adolescents in South-East Asia: evidence for action

  • 01/04/2017
  • WHO

One in four children in the age group of 13-15 years in India suffer from depression, which affects 86 million people in South-East Asia region, the WHO said. Informing that India has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries, the WHO released “Mental Health Status of Adolescents in South-East Asia: Evidence for Action” report which said in 2012, the estimated suicide rate per 1 lakh people in India, in the age group of 15–29 years, was 35.5. The estimated suicide rates per 1 lakh people in this age group varied from 3.6 in Indonesia to 25.8 in Nepal, it said.