Mental Illness Takes on Many Forms
China has at least 100 million people suffering from mental illness, according to one of its most senior health officials. “This is a modest number,” said Huang Yueqin, the director of the National Centre for Mental Health. Her department was set up by the Health ministry in 2002 to draft policies to combat the growing problem of Chinese mental illness.
Mental illness has now overtaken heart disease and cancer as the biggest burden on the Chinese health system, according to the World Health Organisation, affecting seven per cent of the population….