Stress: a global challenge

According to the latest estimates by the Institute for mental Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME), more than one in six people across EU countries (17.3%) had a mental health problem in 2016 – that is, nearly 84 million people.

The overall costs related to mental ill-health are estimated to have exceeded 4% of GDP across the 27 EU countries. This equates to more than EUR 600 billion.

The most common mental disorder across EU countries is an anxiety disorder, with an estimated 25 million people (or 5.4% of the population) living with anxiety disorders, followed by depressive disorders, which affect over 21 million people (or 4.5% of the population).

World Health Organization’s Definition of Mental Health:

According to the World Health Organization, the definition of mental health is:
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” (WHO, 2001).

Badiliko’s mission is to address the global stress challenge by offering services which enable individuals, organisations and communities to achieve a state of mental well-being closely aligned with the definition of the WHO.

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