1 October 2020

UNAI Quiz: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall aim of raising awareness of mental health issues around the globe and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

This year’s World Mental Health Day comes at a time when our daily lives have changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected that the need for mental health and psychosocial support will significantly increase in the coming months and years. Investment in mental health programmes at the national and international levels, which have already suffered from years of chronic underfunding, is now more important than ever.

Test your knowledge of World Mental Health Day with the UNAI quiz!

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities represent a significant proportion of the world’s population. Millions of people worldwide have mental health conditions and an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Mental health problems, including alcohol abuse, are among the ten leading causes of disability in both developed and developing countries. In particular, depression is ranked third in the global burden of disease and is projected to rank first in 2030. Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities often face stigma and discrimination, as well as experience high levels of physical and sexual abuse. There is growing recognition within the international community that invisible disabilities, such as mental health, are one of the most neglected yet essential development issues in achieving internationally agreed development goals.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities represent a significant proportion of the world’s population. Millions of people worldwide have mental health conditions and an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Mental health problems, including alcohol abuse, are among the ten leading causes of disability in both developed and developing countries. In particular, depression is ranked third in the global burden of disease and is projected to rank first in 2030. Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities often face stigma and discrimination, as well as experience high levels of physical and sexual abuse. There is growing recognition within the international community that invisible disabilities, such as mental health, are one of the most neglected yet essential development issues in achieving internationally agreed development goals.

Correct! Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities represent a significant proportion of the world’s population. Millions of people worldwide have mental health conditions and an estimated one in four people globally will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Mental health problems, including alcohol abuse, are among the ten leading causes of disability in both developed and developing countries. In particular, depression is ranked third in the global burden of disease and is projected to rank first in 2030. Persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities often face stigma and discrimination, as well as experience high levels of physical and sexual abuse. There is growing recognition within the international community that invisible disabilities, such as mental health, are one of the most neglected yet essential development issues in achieving internationally agreed development goals.

Correct! On average, countries spend only 2% of their health budgets on mental health. Although there have been some increases in recent years, international development assistance for mental health has never exceeded 1% of all development assistance for health. This is despite the fact that for every US$ 1 invested in scaled-up treatment for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, there is a return of US $5 in improved health and productivity.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. On average, countries spend only 2% of their health budgets on mental health. Although there have been some increases in recent years, international development assistance for mental health has never exceeded 1% of all development assistance for health. This is despite the fact that for every US$ 1 invested in scaled-up treatment for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, there is a return of US $5 in improved health and productivity.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. On average, countries spend only 2% of their health budgets on mental health. Although there have been some increases in recent years, international development assistance for mental health has never exceeded 1% of all development assistance for health. This is despite the fact that for every US$ 1 invested in scaled-up treatment for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, there is a return of US $5 in improved health and productivity.

Correct! Every 40 seconds a family loses a loved one to suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death globally and second leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29. Reducing access to means of suicide is one way to reduce deaths. Other effective measures include responsible reporting of suicide in the media, such as avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide and avoiding explicit description of methods used, and early identification and management of mental and substance use disorders in communities and by health workers.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Every 40 seconds a family loses a loved one to suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death globally and second leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29. Reducing access to means of suicide is one way to reduce deaths. Other effective measures include responsible reporting of suicide in the media, such as avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide and avoiding explicit description of methods used, and early identification and management of mental and substance use disorders in communities and by health workers.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Every 40 seconds a family loses a loved one to suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death globally and second leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 29. Reducing access to means of suicide is one way to reduce deaths. Other effective measures include responsible reporting of suicide in the media, such as avoiding language that sensationalizes suicide and avoiding explicit description of methods used, and early identification and management of mental and substance use disorders in communities and by health workers.

Correct! Instead of following news closely and frequently, WHO recommends minimizing news consumption while you stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Try to reduce how much you watch, read or listen to news that makes you feel anxious or distressed. Seek the latest information at specific times of the day, once or twice a day if needed. To keep yourself informed, listen to advice and recommendations from your national and local authorities and only follow trusted news channels, such as local and national TV and radio and WHO. Follow this link for more advice on looking after your mental health at home.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Instead of following news closely and frequently, WHO recommends minimizing news consumption while you stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Try to reduce how much you watch, read or listen to news that makes you feel anxious or distressed. Seek the latest information at specific times of the day, once or twice a day if needed. To keep yourself informed, listen to advice and recommendations from your national and local authorities and only follow trusted news channels, such as local and national TV and radio and WHO. Follow this link for more advice on looking after your mental health at home.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Instead of following news closely and frequently, WHO recommends minimizing news consumption while you stay home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Try to reduce how much you watch, read or listen to news that makes you feel anxious or distressed. Seek the latest information at specific times of the day, once or twice a day if needed. To keep yourself informed, listen to advice and recommendations from your national and local authorities and only follow trusted news channels, such as local and national TV and radio and WHO. Follow this link for more advice on looking after your mental health at home

Correct! The Quality Rights Initiative is a global programme that uses a rights-based and recovery-oriented approach to mental health care and support. Through Quality Rights, WHO supports countries in implementing policies, strategies, laws and services that are in line with international human rights standards including the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Freedom from coercive interventions, respect for the right to informed consent, and the promotion of autonomy, choice, community inclusion and recovery are at the core of this programme.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The Quality Rights Initiative is a global programme that uses a rights-based and recovery-oriented approach to mental health care and support. Through Quality Rights, WHO supports countries in implementing policies, strategies, laws and services that are in line with international human rights standards including the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Freedom from coercive interventions, respect for the right to informed consent, and the promotion of autonomy, choice, community inclusion and recovery are at the core of this programme.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The Quality Rights Initiative is a global programme that uses a rights-based and recovery-oriented approach to mental health care and support. Through Quality Rights, WHO supports countries in implementing policies, strategies, laws and services that are in line with international human rights standards including the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Freedom from coercive interventions, respect for the right to informed consent, and the promotion of autonomy, choice, community inclusion and recovery are at the core of this programme.

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