[Santé mentale - Partie 1: Rapport]
Today, mental health disorders are experienced by approximately one in ten EU citizens and in many EU states depression is the most common health problem. Suicide represents a significant cause of death, with about 55 000 Europeans
(Eurostat, 20071) taking their own lives each year, of which three quarters are men2. In recognition of the importance of mental health and well-being in Europe, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper on Mental Health in 2005 to examine how better to tackle mental illness and promote mental well-being. The main aim was to open up a framework for exchange, coordination and cooperation3. Following up on the Green Paper, the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being4 was launched at in June 2008 at high level conference "Together for mental health and well-being".
The pact declaration acknowledged the importance and relevance of mental health and well-being for the European Union and symbolises the will of Governments, stakeholders and civil society to exchange and work together on mental health challenges and opportunities.
- Date de parution: octobre 2010
- Tns Opinion et Social, Commission Européenne. Direction Générale Santé et Protection des Consommateurs
- Editeur: Commission européenne [European Commission]