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Emotional, psychological, and social Well-Being .

This group will focus on mental health issues, which are increasing.


According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people were living with a mental disorder in 2019. Suicide was the cause of 1 in 100 deaths. During the COVID-19 pandemic, depression and anxiety increased by over 25 percent.


Mental health disorders are especially prevalent in low- and middle-income countries and are exacerbated by a lack of mental healthcare infrastructure, professionals, and policies. Stigma and discrimination against people with mental health issues are widespread, especially among disadvantaged populations. All these factors contribute to mental health care being one of the most neglected areas of public health care and policy.


This neglect comes at a grave cost in terms of loss of productivity, economic effects, years of life lost, and disability-adjusted life years. Given a world climate that expects an increase in natural disasters, pandemics, and epidemics, all of which contribute to an increase in mental health disorders, it is time to bring mental health care to the forefront of global attention.

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Make your voice heard at the G20’s 2023 Summit in India. Health focused Civil Service Organizations (CSOs) from around the globe are invited to register to participate in policy building events.

Sub-Working Group Coordination

Dr. Malini Frey

Amrita School of Public Health

Core Committee Members

Dr. Patrick Corrigan

Illinois Institute of Technology

Soumitra Pathare

Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, Indian Law Society

Chitra Venkateswaran

BCMCH, Tiruvalla, Mehac Foundation

Zubair Kabir

University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Dr. Nirmalya Mukherjee

Manbhum Ananda Ashram Nityananda Trust

Dr Pawan Gupta

I can win foundation

Anant Bhan


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Amma sees the whole world as a flower. Each petal represents a nation. If one petal is infested with pests, it will affect the other petals as well. The beauty of the whole flower suffers. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to protect and nurture this flower. All living beings in creation are interdependent. The rhythm of Nature depends upon humanity. It’s necessary to maintain the rhythm of the mind and body for the sake of our health and lifespan, for the sake of humankind and Nature.
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